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

Overview
Works: 4,612 works in 12,784 publications in 7 languages and 147,937 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Librettos  Songs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical films  Vocal scores  Dictionaries  Musicals 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Translator, Composer, Other, Editor, Performer, Illustrator, Photographer, Honoree, Adapter, Dedicatee, lbr, Creator, 1bt, Artist
Classifications: M1503.S949, 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 )

210 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,421 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 )

58 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,837 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 W. S Gilbert( Visual )

108 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,585 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 )

173 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Arthur Sullivan. Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. Pro Arte Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
A treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 1,807 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
The yeomen of the guard by Arthur Sullivan( )

112 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,786 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
Ruddigore, or, The witch's curse by Arthur Sullivan( )

123 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

127 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

114 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,565 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 mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

136 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,545 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
The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,491 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, or, The slave of duty by Arthur Sullivan( )

79 editions published between 1880 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bab ballads by W. S Gilbert( Book )

81 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 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( )

62 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

120 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,100 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
H.M.S. Pinafore : or, The lass that loved a sailor by Arthur Sullivan( )

76 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruddigore by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

74 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1,2) BAKER, George (baritone). (1,2) CAMERON, John (baritone). (1,2) LEWIS, Richard (tenor). (1,2) BRANNIGAN, Owen (bass). (1) MILLIGAN, James (bass-baritone). (1,2) MORISON, Elsie (soprano). (1) THOMAS, Marjorie (contralto). (1) SINCLAIR, Monica (contralto)
Songs of a Savoyard by W. S Gilbert( Book )

22 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
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W. S. Gilbert

W. S. Gilbert britisk poet og skribent

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William Schwenck Gilbert

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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

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ウィリアム・S・ギルバート

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Ruddigore, or, The witch's curseThe mikadoThe complete annotated Gilbert and SullivanThe pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of dutyThe Bab balladsThe Mikado, or, The town of TitipuH.M.S. Pinafore : or, The lass that loved a sailor