Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck) 1836-1911
Most widely held works about W. S Gilbert
Most widely held works by W. S Gilbert
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
489 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,212 libraries worldwide
Ko-Ko, the Lord Executioner, is plagued by a terrible quandary: the emperor has instructed him to produce a head or forfeit his own.
The complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan ( Book )
21 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and held by 2,082 libraries worldwide
William Gilbert's verses for Arthur Sullivan's music are the most fastidiously turned and inventively rhymed in all lyric comedy. From "Trial by Jury" to "The Pirates of Penzance", here are the librettos on which modern performances and recordings are based. Includes biographical sketches of Gilbert and Sullivan and the amusing pictures drawn by Gilbert to illustrate the music.
A treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan ( )
13 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 1,958 libraries worldwide
A collection of words and music from eleven operettas with their history and a synopsis of the creation of each.
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
322 editions published between 1878 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,695 libraries worldwide
First work recorded February, March, 1929; Second work recorded September, 1933.
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
369 editions published between 1855 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
On the quarter-deck of H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and his crew await the coming of Sir Joseph Porter, who is going to inspect Corcoran's ship and marry his daughter, Josephine. But Josephine is secretly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a member of the crew. They attempt to elope, but are apprehended. Through a strange twist revealed by Buttercup, the bumboat woman, Ralph and the Captain end up exchanging places, and all ends happily after all.
The Bab Ballads by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
68 editions published between 1869 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 libraries worldwide
Gilbert, under the pen-name "Bab," wrote a large number of "ballads" or verse for the journal Fun. These popular Bab Ballads, accompanied by Gilbert's drawings, were also a source for plots and songs for the Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan provides the complete text of all the Gilbert & Sullivan operas which are still performed today, together with extensive annotations covering 'lost' songs, alterations and additions, obscure allusions, production points, and comments of interest. Each opera has an introduction which places it in its context and provides a potted history of performances. No other book provides such extensive commentary on the texts of the Savoy.
The pirates of Penzance ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Gilbert and Sullivan's raucous and comedic operatic tale of Federic, a "slave to duty" pirate, and the lowly band of "orphaned" pirates, is captured in all its fun and glory in this never before released production.
The complete Gilbert & Sullivan opera guide by Alan Jefferson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
The history, synopses, and complete libretti of fourteen Victorian operas. Includes a general introduction, costume descriptions, and a discography.
Patience by Arthur Sullivan ( )
222 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
A satire on the late 19th century's obsession with beauty and emotion. Twenty lovesick maidens abandon their fiancés to moon over two poets. The poets, however, are distracted by the good natured and sensible milkmaid, Patience.
Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
221 editions published between 1882 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution.
The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
236 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
With only 2 heart-throb gondoliers and 24 prospective brides, there should be a problem, but no, Giussepe and Marco will let fate chose their mates. And one of them may be the King of nearby Barataria, but which one? They rule the palace in tandem, until all is resolved with typical Gilbertian ingenuity.
Ruddigore, or, The witch's curse by Arthur Sullivan ( )
147 editions published between 1887 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
Each Lord of Ruddigore is cursed to commit a crime a day or die. Robin, who is the Lord of Ruddigore living incognito to avoid the family curse, is exposed and forced into a life of crime until logic offers an ingenious solution and reunion with Rose Maybud.
The yeomen of the Guard by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
240 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 950 libraries worldwide
A Gilbert and Sullivan musical in which a colonel, condemned to death in the Tower of London on false charges of scorcery, is helped to escape by a family loyal to him. In order to save his own life, he masks his true identity and takes his place among the yeoman of the guard, beginning a series of misadventures.
Gilbert before Sullivan; six comic plays by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
The Mikado ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 812 libraries worldwide
"Cloaked in the guise of a Japanese musical drama, The Mikado is a spoof of Victorian English society. Centered on Ko-Ko, a lowly tailor, it chronicles his transformation from prisoner in a country jail to the rank of Lord High Executioner. But Ko-Ko is plagued by a terrible quandary: the emperor has instructed him to produce a head -- or forfeit his own!" -- Container.
Princess Ida by Arthur Sullivan ( )
119 editions published between 1870 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Operetta in which Hilarion, awaiting the arrival of Princess Ida, who was betrothed to him twenty years earlier at the age of one, learns that she has renounced men and formed a women's university from which males of all species are strictly barred.
Gilbert & Sullivan's The sorcerer by Arthur Sullivan ( )
105 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, determined that all share the purity of his true love to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, arranges for a love potion to be administered to everyone in the village.
Trial by jury by Arthur Sullivan ( )
127 editions published between 1875 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Trial by jury: the judge in a breach of promise case delivers an unusual verdict after telling the story of his own rise to wealth and success which involved marrying and then deserting the daughter of a rich lawyer. Cox and Box: A London landlord rents the same room to two tenants, one by day and one by night. When the two tenants eventually meet, they discover they are both engaged to the same woman.
Original plays by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
230 editions published between 1875 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 libraries worldwide
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William Schwenk Gilbert 1836-1911
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