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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.
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In Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! expert and enthusiast Ian Bradley explores the world of Gilbert and Sullivan over the last four and a half decades, looking at the way this "phenomenon" is passed from generation to generation. Taking as his starting point the expiry of copyright on the opera libretti at the end of 1961 and using fascinating hitherto unpublished archive material, Bradley reveals the extraordinary story of the  Read more...
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Bradley, Ian C.
Oh joy! oh rapture!.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004030003
(OCoLC)57311381
Named Person: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan, Sir; W S Gilbert; W S Gilbert
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian C Bradley
ISBN: 1423720776 9781423720775 9780195167009 0195167007 1280534052 9781280534058
OCLC Number: 61342032
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 220 p.) : ill.
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 insects 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!
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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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