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The Resource Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan : his life and character, Andrew Crowther

Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan : his life and character, Andrew Crowther

Label
Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan : his life and character
Title
Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan
Title remainder
his life and character
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Crowther
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of The Pirates of Penzance , The Mikado , H.M.S. Pinafore and the other great Savoy libretti, W.S. Gilbert was witty, caustic and disrespectful, one of the celebrities of the late Victorian era. He wrote the most brilliantly inventive plays of his time, and with Arthur Sullivan he wrote comic operas that defined the age. He became richer and more famous than he could have imagined, but at the price of his artistic freedom. In his time Gilbert had been many things: journalist, theatre critic, cartoonist, comic poet, stage director, writer of short stories, dramatist. Andrew Crowther examines W.S. Gilbert from all these angles, using a wealth of sources to tell the story of an angry and quarrelsome man, discontented with himself and the age he lived in, raging at life's absurdities and laughing at them. In this book Gilbert's glorious, contradictory character is explored and brought vividly to life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowther, Andrew
Dewey number
782.12092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML423.G55
LC item number
C76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gilbert, W. S.
  • Librettists
  • Opera
  • Musical theater
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Gilbert, William S
  • Musiktheater
  • Unterhaltungskunst
  • England
Label
Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan : his life and character, Andrew Crowther
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
733585488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780752455891
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011564673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)733585488
Label
Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan : his life and character, Andrew Crowther
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
733585488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780752455891
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011564673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)733585488

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