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

Author: Ian C Bradley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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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as his starting point the expiry of copyright on the opera libretti at the end of 1961 and using fascinating hitherto unpublished archive material, Bradley reveals the extraordinary story of the last years of the old D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, the guardian of Savoy tradition for over a hundred years, and the troubled history of its successor.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian C Bradley
ISBN: 0199851255 9780199851256 9780195328943 0195328949
OCLC Number: 779875790
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages)
Contents: 1: Something lingering - the enduring influence of Gilbert and Sullivan through the twentieth century2: A thing of shreds and patches - the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company 1961-19823: Unfriended, unprotected and alone - the new D'Oyly Carte 1988-20034: Virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances - Professional productions 1961-20035: Masculine insects with the morals of a Methodist - Gilbert and Sullivan fans6: Amateur tenors sing choruses in public - the world of amateur performance7: In this college, useful knowledge - G & S in schools and universities8: Things are seldom what hey seem - parodies, spoofs and spin-offs9: Maintaining with no little heat their various opinions - G & S scholarship, partisanship and appreciation10: Peep with security into futurity - Buxton it is!
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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as his starting point the expiry of copyright on the opera libretti at the end of 1961 and using fascinating hitherto unpublished archive material, Bradley reveals the extraordinary story of the last years of the old D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, the guardian of Savoy tradition for over a hundred years, and the troubled history of its successor.

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