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Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck) 1836-1911

Overview
Works: 4,480 works in 11,378 publications in 7 languages and 130,270 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dictionaries  Television adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Librettist, Lyricist, Composer, Translator, Performer, Illustrator, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Editor, Creator, 1bt, Artist
Classifications: ML410.S95, 782.1
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Publications about  W. S Gilbert Publications about W. S Gilbert
Publications by  W. S Gilbert Publications by W. S Gilbert
posthumous Publications by W. S Gilbert, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by W. S Gilbert
The complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
38 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete and authentic librettos, all by W. S. Gilbert, of all fourteen operas by the great British partners
The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan by Alan Jefferson ( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon. Wildly popular when first produced, they are if anything even more popular today. The Savoy Operas are available on records and compact discs, on audio and video tapes, on television, film, and radio, as well as through the more traditional medium of stage performances by both amateur and professional companies. Indeed, the works of Gilbert and Sullivan are produced more frequently than the plays of Rodgers and Hammerstein or any other musical partnership. The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan provides the complete text of all thirteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas still performed today, from Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer to Utopia Unlimited and The Grand Duke, and including all their greatest triumphs--H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado. No other book provides such extensive commentary on the texts of the Savoy Operas. Each work is thoroughly annotated, with the text, including stage directions, given on the right-hand page, and the notes on the left (keyed by line numbers). The annotations provide a wealth of information--everything from the identity of real-life people mentioned in the opera, to clear explanations of obscure words and phrases (such as legal terms) and other literary references, to comments from first-night critics, and much more. In addition, Bradley has written a marvelously informative introduction to the book as well as superb introductions to each piece, describing the genesis of the work, its performance history, and other fascinating tidbits (for instance, Sullivan wrote the music for H.M.S. Pinafore while wracked with pain from a kidney stone, and he wrote the score of The Pirates of Penzance while living at 45 East 20th Street, in New York City). A goldmine of information on the most popular light operas in the repertoire, The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan will delight the hearts of Savoyards everywhere."--Publisher's description
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
162 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First work recorded February, March, 1929; Second work recorded September, 1933
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
158 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the opera by Gilbert and Sullivan
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member 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
A treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan ( )
10 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This dummy contains the following: 1. A table of contents. This is at present incomplete. The final book will contain more than one hundred complete songs. 2. An introduction by Deems Taylor. 3. Two of the eleven full-page color pictures that Miss Corcos has painted for the book. 4. Deems Taylor's introductions to H.M.S. Pinafore and to The Pirates of Penzance, together with several songs from each of these operettas. 5. Eighteen of the total of three hundred and fifty pages of music that will appear in the finished book. As the samples indicate, each of the more than one hundred songs will be illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Miss Corcos."--Front right-side end paper
Ruddigore, or, The witch's curse by Arthur Sullivan ( )
110 editions published between 1881 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
125 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sailor and the captain's daughter decide to elope but a bumboat woman reveals that he is of noble birth which allows a happy outcome
The pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of duty by Arthur Sullivan ( )
78 editions published between 1880 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new edition of the vocal score of the enchanting operetta was prepared by musicologists Carl Simpson and Ephraim Hammett Jones, who returned to original manuscripts and early sources to produce handsome, newly engraved plates closest to Gilbert and Sullivan's original intentions. All of the voice parts appear here, plus a piano reduction of the full score and the complete libretto
H.M.S. Pinafore : or, The lass that loved a sailor by Arthur Sullivan ( )
101 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bab ballads more bab ballads by W. S Gilbert ( )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 14 Gilbert and Sullivan plays by W. S Gilbert ( )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mikado, or, The town of Titipu by Arthur Sullivan ( )
50 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mikado by Arthur Sullivan ( Visual )
77 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spoof of Victorian English society. Presents the story of a lowly tailor's transformation from a prisoner in a country jail to the rank of Lord Executioner
Gilbert before Sullivan : six comic plays by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The yeomen of the guard Trial by jury by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
94 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
99 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
80 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iolanthe. John Reed, Donald Adams, Thomas Round, Kenneth Sandford, Alan Styler, Gillian Knight, Yvonne Newman, Jennifer Toye, Pauline Wales, Dawn Bradshaw, Mary Sansam. Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, The New Symphony Orchestra of London, Isidore Godfrey, conductor. Libretto and notes
Original plays by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
128 editions published between 1856 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fairy's dilemma:-The grand duke:-His excellency:-"Haste to the wedding":-Fallen fairies:-The gentleman in black:-Brantinghame Hall:-Creatures of impulse:-Randall's thumb:-The fortune-hunter:-Thespis:-The hooligan;- Trying a dramatist
Martyn Green's treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan ( )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Bab, 1836-1911
Gelbert, William Schwenk, 1836-1911
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Gilbert, S. 1836-1911
Gilbert, S. W.
Gilbert, W. S.
Gilbert, W. S. 1836-1911
Gilbert, W. S., Sir
Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), Sir, 1836-1911
Gilbert, Will. S. 1836-1911
Gilbert, William.
Gilbert, William S.
Gilbert, William Schwenck
Gilbert, William Schwenck, 1836-1911
Gilbert, William Schwenck, Sir, 1836-1911
Gilbert, William Schwenk
Gilbert, William Schwenk, Sir
Khinpœ̄t, Wǭ. Sǭ. 1836-1911
Schwenck Gilbert, William, 1836-1911
Tomline, F.
Tomline, F., 1836-1911
Tomline, F. Latour.
W. S. Gilbert
William Schwenk Gilbert
Гилберт, Уильям (Уильям Швенк), 1836-1911
Гилберт, Уильям Швенк, 1836-1911
ギルバート, ウイリアム
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