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

Works: 5,025 works in 13,606 publications in 10 languages and 151,595 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Vocal scores  Librettos  Drama  Songs  Dictionaries  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Live sound recordings  Televised operas 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Composer, Translator, Other, Editor, Illustrator, Performer, Photographer, Honoree, Adapter, 1bt, Dedicatee, Artist, lbr, 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 )

213 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,362 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 Bab ballads by W. S Gilbert( )

87 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,963 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 complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,796 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 )

186 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Arthur Sullivan. Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. Pro Arte Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
The yeomen of the guard by Arthur Sullivan( )

112 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,793 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
A treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 1,793 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( )

124 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 14 Gilbert And Sullivan Plays by W. S Gilbert( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pirates of Penzance by W. S Gilbert( Visual )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,720 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 gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

125 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

119 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Rackstraw wins the captain's daughter Josephine aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore
The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan by W. S Gilbert( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,518 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
The Mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Book )

193 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,169 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."--The publisher
The Mikado, or, The town of Titipu by Arthur Sullivan( )

67 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,117 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
Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan( Recording )

118 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 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 best of Gilbert & Sullivan by Arthur Sullivan( )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 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)
English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trial by jury by Arthur Sullivan( )

109 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides anecdotes and a synopsis of all 14 operas as well as the complete libretto of each opera
Original plays : first series by W. S Gilbert( Book )

172 editions published between 1856 and 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 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
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The complete annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
The complete plays of Gilbert and SullivanRuddigore, or, The witch's curseThe complete annotated Gilbert and SullivanThe MikadoThe Mikado, or, The town of TitipuTrial by juryGilbert and Sullivan : gender, genre, parody
Alternative Names

Bab 1836-1911

Gelbert, William Schwenk 1836-1911


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 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

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W. S. 길버트

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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

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