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The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan Ian Bradley

The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan

Ian Bradley

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ISBN : 9780198167105
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1197 pages
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This volume provides the complete text of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operas which are still performed today, together with extensive annotations covering lost songs, alterations and additions, obscure allusions, production points and comments ofMoreThis volume provides the complete text of all the Gilbert and 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 up to the present. The text, 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 (eg. legal terms), literary references, cross-references to similar items in other Savoy operas, comments from first-night critics and many other things.