Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan: His Life and Character (BOK)

Andrew Crowther

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"A sympathetic and illuminating portrait of a quintessential Englishman". (Ian Bradley). 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Andrew Crowther
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752455891
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3cm
Vekt 612 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Biography: arts & entertainment, Opera