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

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Works: 5,495 works in 13,845 publications in 7 languages and 153,019 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Librettos  Vocal scores  Drama  Songs  Musicals  Dictionaries  Television adaptations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Composer, Translator, Other, Editor, Performer, Illustrator, Honoree, Photographer, Adapter, Dedicatee, lbr, 1bt, 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 complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

188 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,359 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 14 Gilbert and Sullivan plays by W. S Gilbert( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yeomen of the guard by Arthur Sullivan( )

107 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,767 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 pirates of Penzance by W. S Gilbert( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 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
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

161 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Arthur Sullivan. Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. Pro Arte Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
The bab ballads : more bab ballads by W. S Gilbert( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member 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 Operas nor provides such a source of innocent merriment to fans of the incomparable Victorian duo. The complete text of each opera, including stage directions, is given on the right-hand page, and on the left (keyed in by line numbers) are notes. These give such information as the identity of a real-life person appearing or mentioned as a character, wordings that were different in the original edition (the one sent to the Lord Chamberlain for licensing), changes made for the first American performance, glosses on technical terms (e.g. legal terms), literary references, cross-references to similar items in other Savoy operas, comments from first-night critics, and more. Previously published by Penguin in two paperback volumes, this new edition contains two new libretti (The Grand Duke and Utopia Limited), a new Introduction including Notes for Further Reading, new introductions to each opera, as well as numerous corrections to the original edition."--Jacket
A treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

5 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bab ballads by W. S Gilbert( Book )

90 editions published between 1869 and 2018 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 Mikado, or, The town of Titipu by Arthur Sullivan( )

69 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted burlesque of Victorian English culture and the vagaries of love. The tale unfolds amid a fanciful version of Japanese society, in which a wandering minstrel has the misfortune to fall in love with the beautiful ward of the Lord High Executioner of Titipu
English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides anecdotes and a synopsis of all 14 operas as well as the complete libretto of each opera
Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

98 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 926 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 pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of duty by Arthur Sullivan( )

45 editions published between 1911 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

107 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 885 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
Gilbert before Sullivan : six comic plays by William Schwenk Gilbert( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert's fantastical plots together with Sullivan's inventive settings have come to epitomise much of what we consider to be British culture in the 19th century. Indeed, so great was this institution that The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company is still performing the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan today, and so are many other companies, both amateur and professional. These excerpts, from 1948?1954, are recorded as they were originally intended, in the great tradition of The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Iolanthe, or, The peer and the peri by Arthur Sullivan( )

63 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"25 years previous to the action of the opera, Iolanthe, a fairy, had committed the capital crime of marrying a mortal. The Queen of the Fairies had commuted the death sentence to banishment for life--on condition that Iolanthe must leave her husband without explanation and never see him again. Her son, Strephon has grown up as a shepherd, half fairy, half mortal...the entire House of Lords is enamored of Phyllis [as is Strephon. The opera focuses on the drama of the privledge to marry Phyllis...]"--Argument
Songs of a Savoyard by W. S Gilbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
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The complete annotated Gilbert and SullivanThe Bab balladsThe Mikado, or, The town of TitipuThe pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of dutyIolanthe, or, The peer and the periGilbert and Sullivan : gender, genre, parodyThe Bab ballads
Alternative Names
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Bab 1836-1911

Gelbert, William Schwenk 1836-1911

Gilbert.

Gilbert 1836-1911

Gilbert, Bab

Gilbert, S.

Gilbert, S. 1836-1911

Gilbert, S. W.

Gilbert, Sir W.S.

Gilbert, Sir William

Gilbert W.S.

Gilbert, W.S. 1836-1911

Gilbert, W. S. 1836-1911 Sir

Gilbert, W. S. Sir

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

Gilbert, Will. S.

Gilbert, Will. S. 1836-1911

Gilbert, William.

Gilbert, William S.

Gilbert, William Schenck 1836-1911

Gilbert, William Schwenck

Gilbert, William Schwenck 1836-1911

Gilbert, William Schwenck 1836-1911 Sir

Gilbert William Schwenck Sir

Gilbert, William Schwenck, Sir 1836-1911

Gilbert, William Schwenk

Gilbert, William Schwenk 1836-1911

Gilbert, William Schwenk Sir

Khinpœ̄t, Wǭ. Sǭ.

Khinpœ̄t, Wǭ. Sǭ 1836-1911

Schwenck Gilbert, William

Schwenck Gilbert, William 1836-1911

Sir W.S. Gilbert

Sir William Gilbert

Tomline F.

Tomline, F. 1836-1911

Tomline, F. Latour.

W.S. Gilbert

W. S. Gilbert britisk poet og skribent

W. S. Gilbert brittisk poet och författare

W. S. Gilbert dramaturgo, libretista e ilustrador británico

W. S. 길버트

William Gilbert

William S. Gilbert

William S. Gilbert angol író, drámaíró, librettista

William S. Gilbert auteur de pièces de théâtre et d'opéra

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William Schwenck Gilbert

William Schwenck Gilbert englischer Schriftsteller, Dramatiker und Librettist

William Schwenck Gilbert scrittore e librettista britannico

William Schwenk Gilbert

Гилберт, У. С.

Гилберт, Уильям 1836-1911

Гилберт, Уильям (Уильям Швенк), 1836-1911

Гилберт, Уильям Швенк 1836-1911

Гилберт, Уильям Швенк Английский драматург, либреттист, поэт и иллюстратор

Гильберт, Уильям Швенк

ויליאם שוונק גילברט

ויליאם שוונק גילברט סופר בריטי

دابلیو. اس. گیلبرت نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

ويليام إشونك جلبرت

டபிள்யூ. எஸ். கில்பர்ட்

ಗಿಲ್ಬರ್ಟ್, ವಿಲಿಯಂ ಷ್ವೆಂಕ್

ウィリアム・S・ギルバート

ギルバート, ウイリアム

威廉·S·吉尔伯特

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