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The Gilbert & Sullivan book : with 11 colour plates and over 400 illustrations in the text.

Author: Leslie Baily
Publisher: London : Cassell, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., enl. and completely revView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a unique partnership and of the world-famous operas which it produced. In compiling it, Leslie Baily has had access to a wealth of new material concerning the work and private lives of Gilbert and Sullivan, and also of the equally famous impressario, D'Oyly Carte.
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Named Person: W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; Richard D'Oyly Carte; Richard D'Oyly Carte; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Baily
OCLC Number: 21934871
Description: xvi, 475 pages, 11 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: 1961: jazzed-up Gilbert and syncopated Sullivan? --
How they began --
1855-60: boots are thrown at Gilbert --
1861-6: a certain wild magic --
Private lives in the 1860's: (I) Bab and Kitten --
(2) O fair dove! O fond dove! --
1869: Mr. Gilbert meets Mr. Sullivan --
1871: Thespis: a revolution misfires --
1875: Trial by jury: Richard D'Oyly Carte backs a winner --
1877: The sorcerer --
1878: H.M.S. Pinafore: the ship that sailed to victory --
1879: World-wide success --
1880: The Pirates of Penzance --
1881: Patience: a caricature of the follies of the age --
1882: Iolanthe: a close-up of Gilbert --
1883: Sir Arthur Sullivan: a discontented composer --
1884: Princess Ida: the first quarrel --
1885: The Mikado --
1886-7: Ruddigore and The Golden Legend --
1888: The Yeomen of the Guard --
1889: The Cipher Quarrel --
and The Gondoliers --
1890-1: The Carpet Quarrel --
1892-3: A Gilbertian utopia --
1894-1900: Fin de siecle --
Twentieth century: the show goes on --
A diary of modern times.
Responsibility: by Leslie Baily.

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This is the story of a unique partnership and of the world-famous operas which it produced. In compiling it, Leslie Baily has had access to a wealth of new material concerning the work and private lives of Gilbert and Sullivan, and also of the equally famous impressario, D'Oyly Carte.

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