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The Resource W.S. Gilbert : a classic Victorian and his theatre, Jane W. Stedman

W.S. Gilbert : a classic Victorian and his theatre, Jane W. Stedman

Label
W.S. Gilbert : a classic Victorian and his theatre
Title
W.S. Gilbert
Title remainder
a classic Victorian and his theatre
Statement of responsibility
Jane W. Stedman
Title variation
WS Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was the most brilliant dramatist of Victorian England. A daring and cynical playwright, the forerunner of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, he was also a prolific journalist and humorous poet (his Bab Ballads are still widely read), and he achieved worldwide fame through his long collaboration with the composer Arthur Sullivan, a collaboration that created such classics as H. M. S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and all the other Savoy operas. Now the story of this remarkable writer's life - and of his stormy relationship with Sullivan - is here chronicled by a renowned authority on Gilbert and on the theatrical and literary scene in Victorian London. For this biography, Jane W. Stedman has returned to original sources, has interviewed survivors, and has scoured a whole variety of Victorian periodicals for reviews, and personal comment. Gilbert emerges as a much more complex and interesting figure than has previously been thought. The book is a worthy companion piece to Arthur Jacobs's recent biography Arthur Sullivan: A Victorian Musician
  • Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was the most brilliant dramatist of Victorian England. A daring and cynical playwright, the forerunner of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, he was also a prolific journalist and humorous poet (his Bab Ballads are still widely read), and he achieved worldwide fame through his long collaboration with the composer Arthur Sullivan, a collaboration that created such classics as H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and all the other Savoy operas. Now the story of this remarkable writer's life - and of his stormy relationship with Sullivan - is here chronicled by a renowned authority on Gilbert and on the theatrical and literary scene in Victorian London. For this biography, Jane W. Stedman has returned to original sources, has interviewed survivors, and has scoured a whole variety of Victorian periodicals for reviews, and personal comment. Gilbert emerges as a much more complex and interesting figure than has previously been thought
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stedman, Jane W
Dewey number
  • 822/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4714
LC item number
.S74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gilbert, W. S.
  • Great Britain
  • Theater
  • Dramatists, English
  • Librettists
Label
W.S. Gilbert : a classic Victorian and his theatre, Jane W. Stedman
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A miscellany of beginnings -- The 1860's: first pages -- The 1860's: first stages -- Love, marriage, farce and burlesque -- Babs, Reeds, and Druidesses -- Burlesque into fairy play -- A wicked world -- a happy land -- Problem plays and sweethearts -- Operatical, comical, tragical -- Storms and clear sailing -- Not poetic but aesthetic -- At the Savoy -- A short chapter in method -- The Mikado and after -- Doing and undoing -- Stringing the lyre with a tangled skein -- The road to utopia -- Other voices -- other tunes -- Growing on the sunny side -- Quick curtain
Control code
ocm32890758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 374 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198161745
Lccn
95035533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 493313
Label
W.S. Gilbert : a classic Victorian and his theatre, Jane W. Stedman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A miscellany of beginnings -- The 1860's: first pages -- The 1860's: first stages -- Love, marriage, farce and burlesque -- Babs, Reeds, and Druidesses -- Burlesque into fairy play -- A wicked world -- a happy land -- Problem plays and sweethearts -- Operatical, comical, tragical -- Storms and clear sailing -- Not poetic but aesthetic -- At the Savoy -- A short chapter in method -- The Mikado and after -- Doing and undoing -- Stringing the lyre with a tangled skein -- The road to utopia -- Other voices -- other tunes -- Growing on the sunny side -- Quick curtain
Control code
ocm32890758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 374 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198161745
Lccn
95035533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 493313

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