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Oh joy! oh rapture! : the enduring phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Author: Ian C Bradley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is it that the work of Gilbert and Sullivan has not just survived but thrived into the twenty-first century?In Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! expert and enthusiast Ian Bradley explores the world of Gilbert  Read more...

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Named Person: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; W S Gilbert
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian C Bradley
ISBN: 0195167007 9780195167009 0195328949 9780195328943
OCLC Number: 57311381
Description: xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Something lingering : the enduring influence of Gilbert and Sullivan through the twentieth century --
A thing of shreds and patches : the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1961-1982 --
Unfriended, unprotected, and alone : the new D'Oyly Carte, 1988-2003 --
Virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances : professional productions, 1961-2004 --
Masculine in sex with the morals of a Methodist : Gilbert and Sullivan fans --
Amateur tenors sing choruses in public : the world of amateur performance --
In this college, useful knowledge : G & S in schools and universities --
Things are seldom what they seem : parodies, spoofs, and spin-offs --
Maintaining with no little heat their various opinions : G & S scholarship, partisanship and appreciation --
Peep with security into futurity : Buxton it is!
Responsibility: Ian Bradley.
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