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Experimental Natural Philosophy

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296446
eISBN:
9780191711985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with experimental philosophy, as represented in Gilbert on magnetism, Hobbes on the air pump, and Newton on the production of the spectrum. It is shown that experimental philosophy ... More


William Gilbert and Esoteric Romanticism: A Contextual Study and Annotated Edition of 'The Hurricane'

Paul Cheshire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941206
eISBN:
9781789629439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941206.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

William Gilbert, poet, theosophist and astrologer, published The Hurricane: A Theosophical and Western Eclogue in Bristol in 1796, while he was on intimate terms with key members of Bristol literary ... More


1836–1853 Gilbert: A Dramatic Childhood; Sullivan: A Musical Background

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/9780195147698.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert gave two short accounts of autobiography to magazines: one to The Theatre in 1883 and another to the Strand in 1893. They are pithy and amusing, and their similarity suggests an ... More


The Third-Generation Copernicans: Galileo and Kepler

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The relationship between Johannes Kepler and Galileo has a pronounced historiographical profile, in part because both were followers of Nicolaus Copernicus. The failures of that relationship would ... More


Introduction

Paul Cheshire

in William Gilbert and Esoteric Romanticism: A Contextual Study and Annotated Edition of 'The Hurricane'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941206
eISBN:
9781789629439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941206.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by describing the impact of Gilbert’s ‘strange poem’ The Hurricane on Gilbert’s friends and contemporaries: Coleridge, Southey, Wordsworth, and their circle in Bristol, and then ... More


1889–1890 Carpets, Etc.

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/9780195147698.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Popular

Arthur Sullivan could not agree with William Gilbert about the renewal of carpets and the responsibility of preliminary expenses, but he undertook to arrange a meeting with Richard D'Oyly Carte at ... More


Curtain-raiser The London Grocer and the Irish Soldier

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/9780195147698.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book examines the lives of two men—William Gilbert and Thomas Sullivan—one English and the other Irish, whose descendants were destined to make such a mark on the nineteenth century and beyond. ... More


1884–1885 The Mikado

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/9780195147698.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

One day in his study at Harrington Gardens, William Gilbert happened to glance at a Japanese executioner's sword hanging on the wall. It started a train of thought that he began to turn into a plot. ... More


1863–1866 Gilbert and Sullivan: The Ballad Writers

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/9780195147698.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert wrote only two more poems in 1864 and was having little success as a barrister. The next year was to bring an upturn in his fortunes. Ownership of Fun changed hands and was now the ... More


1869–1871 The Meeting of Gilbert and Sullivan—Thespis

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/9780195147698.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert's first piece before Christmas, On Guard, was written for the Court Theatre and opened on October 28, 1871. It ran for only a month, by which time it had already opened in America. ... More


1877 The Comedy Opera Company and The Sorcerer

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/9780195147698.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Richard D'Oyly Carte was as ambitious as his list of clients was impressive. He estimated that at that stage of his career he was earning about as much as William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, but he ... More


1900–1905 A Gilbert without a Sullivan

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/9780195147698.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Popular

The exact circumstances of Arthur Sullivan's dying moments are uncertain. Out of respect to Sullivan, the Savoy Theatre was closed on the evening of his death. Both Richard D'Oyly Carte and Helen ... More


1885–1887 Ruddigore

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/9780195147698.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular

In a letter to Alfred Watson, William Gilbert suggested that the ghost music was “out of place in a comic opera. It is as though one inserted fifty lines of Paradise Lost into a farcical comedy.” ... More


1893–1896 The Grand Duke

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/9780195147698.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

A meeting was held at Adelphi Terrace, when William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte, and Helen Carte agreed terms for the production of The Grand Duke. Gilbert sold Carte the complete ... More


1909–1910 Enter Fairies—Their Flight and Fall

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/9780195147698.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Popular

As work progressed on “Selene”—or, as it was eventually called, Fallen Fairies—William Gilbert and Edward German collaborated happily. Although German had misgivings about the piece, he was ... More


1910–1911 “A Very Honorable End”

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/9780195147698.003.0037
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert and Philip Hogg set off on what was to prove an eventful journey. Their first hurdle was to get across France, which had been hit by a partial train strike. They had to travel by car ... More


1876 Sullivan Is Honored; Gilbert Is Ridiculed

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/9780195147698.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

Arthur Sullivan came back from France to the affairs of the National Training School for Music. The school was formally opened by Queen Victoria on April 16, and on May 13 she made an official visit ... More


1877–1878 HMS Pinafore

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/9780195147698.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert started work on the lyrics for HMS Pinafore on January 10, beginning with the opening chorus, but then spent two days writing his scene of the pantomime. Time had to be given to ... More


1878–1879 Troubled Waters

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/9780195147698.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular

With the firm backing of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte kept the Opera Comique open despite the temporary setback caused by the warm weather. In accounts explaining the ... More


1888 “A New Departure”—The Yeomen of the Guard

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/9780195147698.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Popular

If William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's opera is a unique genre, then The Yeomen of the Guard is unique within it. Both men thought that it was the best of their operas, and for Gilbert it was just ... More


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