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Gilbert after Sullivan, Sullivan after Gilbert

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration had lasted almost twenty-five years. After The Grand Duke, it came to an end, but many longstanding conflicts seemed to have been resolved. Sullivan had ... More


The Yeomen of the Guard

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Yeomen of the Guard is not only the culmination of Gilbert and Sullivan’s arc toward seriousness but also Gilbert’s most sustained and effective use of his long-established ... More


Introduction

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The book explores the thematic component of the theatrical works of Gilbert and Sullivan that makes their works effectively popular to this day. The book poses these questions in exploring the theme: ... More


Patience

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

Patience marks the threshold of Gilbert and Sullivan’s mature period where substantial innovation at a new form was worked on and predictably shows some growing pains. Most ... More


Music, Morals, and Social Order

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nineteenth-century bourgeois values were abundant, as were their ideological functions (thrift set against extravagance, self-help against dependence, hard work against idleness) but, where art and ... More


Maintaining with No Little Heat Their Various Opinions: G & S Scholarship, Partisanship, and Appreciation

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

The last forty years have seen an explosion of serious and scholarly interest in the Savoy operas. This has been expressed in academic conferences, a number of significant books, and new scholarly ... More


1893 Utopia, Limited

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Savoy Theatre reopened its doors on Saturday, October 7, 1893, for the first performance of Utopia (Limited); or, The Flowers of Progress. The parentheses around “Limited” were to be removed ... More


Ruddigore

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Ruddigore has a variety of flaws—some technical, some in characterization and plotting—that undermine its many virtues. In this regard, Ruddigore shows the first signs of ... More


H. M. S. Pinafore

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer had made their creators talk of London, but H. M. S. Pinafore made Gilbert and Sullivan the talk of England and, with its phenomenal American ... More


The Sorcerer

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Sorcerer is in many ways a prototype for the Savoy operas and it introduced the collaborative mode that prevailed for the rest of Gilbert and Sullivan’s partnership. It was likewise with this ... More


Virtue Is Triumphant Only in Theatrical Performances: Professional Productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1961–2004

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter is not intended to provide an exhaustive catalogue of professional performances of Gilbert and Sullivan since 1961, rather, it offers a decade-by-decade survey of the most significant ... More


Amateur Tenors Sing Choruses in Public: The World of Amateur Performance

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Amateur performances are the backbone and bedrock of Gilbert and Sullivan's enduring popularity. They have been around for a long time — the first performance took place on April 30, 1879, when the ... More


Iolanthe

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Iolanthe was the team’s first masterpiece, unequivocally serious but at same time funnier that any of its predecessors. It displays a breathtaking ability to combine apparently ... More


The Pirates of Penzance

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Pirates of Penzance is a more ambitious work than H. M. S. Pinafore but the most important aspects of H. M. S. Pinafore’s impact on the former were the tremendous haste with ... More


The Mikado

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Mikado’s success represents one of the most perfect fusions of composer and librettist ever achieved in music theater. Gilbert and Sullivan step back here from their previous ... More


Peep with Security into Futurity: Buxton It Is!

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

In Ruddigore, the word ‘Basingstoke’ was used by Sir Despard Murgatroyd to calm Mad Margaret during her wild fantasies. So it is that this rather nondescript Hampshire town becomes ‘a word that teems ... More


Unfriended, Unprotected, and Alone: The New D’Oyly Carte, 1988–2003

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The old D'Oyly Carte company survived for 107 years, its successor for just fifteen before announcing in May 2003 that it was ceasing performing for the foreseeable future. For most of that time, it ... More


In This College, Useful Knowledge: G & S in Schools and Universities

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Perhaps the most heartening sign for the future of amateur performance of Gilbert and Sullivan is its very buoyant state in many educational institutions. This chapter turns its attention to national ... More


A Thing of Shreds and Patches: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1961–1982

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

From its foundation in 1875 until the expiry of copyright on Gilbert's works at the end of 1961, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company had a monopoly on the professional performance of Gilbert and Sullivan ... More


Things Are Seldom What They Seem: Parodies, Spoofs, and Spin-offs

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter deals with the more offbeat and heavily altered versions of the operas. Few works in the English language have been more parodied than the songs of Gilbert and Sullivan. There are ... More


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