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

Overview
Works: 4,543 works in 11,897 publications in 8 languages and 141,027 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Librettos  Songs  Drama  Dictionaries  Film adaptations  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Vocal scores 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Composer, Translator, Other, Editor, Performer, Honoree, Illustrator, Dedicatee, 1bt, Artist, Singer, Creator
Classifications: ML410.S95, 782.1
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Most widely held works about W. S Gilbert
 
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Most widely held works by W. S Gilbert
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

167 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ohio Opera's 2008 Festival performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic opera includes all the music as well the complete dialogue
The complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete and authentic librettos, all by W.S. Gilbert, of all fourteen operas by the great British partners
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

168 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA. SARGENT, Malcolm (conductor). GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL CHORUS
H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

127 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Rackstraw wins the captain's daughter Josephine aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore
A treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 1,845 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( )

115 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yeomen of the guard by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

100 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yeoman of the guard Anthony Raffell, Philip Potter, Donald Adams, David Palmer, John Reed, Kenneth Sandford, David Palmer, Thomas Lawlor, Elizabeth Harwood, Ann Hood, Gillian Knight, Margaret Eales Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor libretto included
The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,397 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 W. S Gilbert( Visual )

65 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles
The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

116 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bab ballads by W. S Gilbert( Book )

90 editions published between 1842 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member 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 pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of duty by Arthur Sullivan( )

71 editions published between 1880 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

72 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Gilbert and Sullivan troupe, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, joined forces with Hollywood for this 1939 Technicolor version of the fabled comic opera, the first complete work by the famed duo to be adapted for the screen, directed by musician and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Victor Schertzinger. The result is a lavish cinematic retelling of the British political satire set in exotic Japan. Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father's imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, an elderly lady. Now, disguised as a traveling musician, he meets and falls in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor in the town of Titipu. Yum-Yum, however, is already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Poo is in despair
Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

111 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 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
The Mikado by Burton D Fisher( Book )

173 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lighthearted burlesque of Japanese culture and the vagaries of love, and one of the most widely admired of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. The sparkling lyrics and witty dialogue of this comic masterpiece are as much a delight to read as they are to hear with musical accompaniment. The complete libretto is reprinted in this edition from the standard performance text of The Mikado, complete with nine charming illustrations drawn by W. S. Gilbert himself."--from the publisher
Ruddigore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

71 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Gilbert & Sullivan opera guide by Alan Jefferson( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides anecdotes and a synopsis of all 14 operas as well as the complete libretto of each opera
The Mikado, or, The town of Titipu by Arthur Sullivan( )

49 editions published between 1880 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of a Savoyard by W. S Gilbert( Book )

23 editions published between 1890 and 1999 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gilbert and Sullivan companion by Leslie Ayre( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
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Гилберт, Уильям 1836-1911

Гилберт, Уильям (Уильям Швенк), 1836-1911

Гилберт, Уильям Швенк 1836-1911

Гильберт, Уильям Швенк

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Languages
English (1,546)

German (33)

Catalan (9)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)

Thai (1)

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Ruddigore, or, The witch's curseThe complete annotated Gilbert and SullivanThe Bab balladsThe pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of dutyThe MikadoThe MikadoThe Mikado, or, The town of Titipu