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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.
The History Press
|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|