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The Final Savoy Operas: A Centenary Review By Scott Farrell
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This 80-page volume tells the story of the demise of Savoy opera in London during the 1909-1910 season. Produced by actor-manager Charles H. Workman, these operas played for a very short time, only... More > to drop off into obscurity for several decades. Scott Farrell's research on the operas unearths more information about them in this second edition, with corrected details as well as some photos new to this publication. The volume covers four operas: "A Welsh Sunset", "The Mountaineers", "Fallen Fairies" and "Two Merry Monarchs". Each chapter is filled with cast details, plot summaries, photos and critical response of each work.< Less
The Final Savoy Operas: A Centenary Review By Scott Farrell
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This 80-page volume tells the story of the demise of Savoy opera in London during the 1909-1910 season. Produced by actor-manager Charles H. Workman, these operas played for a very short time, only... More > to drop off into obscurity for several decades. Scott Farrell's research on the operas unearths more information about them in this second edition, with corrected details as well as some photos new to this publication. The volume covers four operas: "A Welsh Sunset", "The Mountaineers", "Fallen Fairies" and "Two Merry Monarchs". Each chapter is filled with cast details, plot summaries, photos and critical response of each work. The item featured here is the hardcopy version of the e-book.< Less
Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs (Illustrated Edition) By W. S. Gilbert
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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was an English dramatist, librettist and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan,... More > of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado. Gilbert was born in Strand, London and was educated at Boulogne, France and then at the Great Ealing School and King's College London. He wrote a variety of stories, comic rants, theatre reviews and, under the pseudonym "Bab" (his childhood nickname), illustrated poems for several comic magazines, primarily Fun. The poems, illustrated humourously by Gilbert, proved immensely popular and were reprinted in book form as The Bab Ballads (1869-73). His plays and realistic style of stage direction inspired other dramatists, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.< Less
More Rutland Barrington By Rutland Barrington
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Rutland Barrington created roles in all the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas from 1877 to 1889 except "The Yeomen of the Guard". This is his second book of reminiscences covering the period of... More > the first repertory seasons of the operas at the Savoy as well as his appearances in Musical Comedy and in the Music Halls.< Less
The Gondoliers By Gilbert & Sullivan
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The aim of this score is to present the text of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "The Gondoliers" as it is generally performed today whilst avoiding the multitude of errors found in... More > commercially available scores. Full dialogue is included and notes describe where the text has been amended.< Less
The Gondoliers (spiral) By Gilbert & Sullivan
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The aim of this score is to present the text of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "The Gondoliers" as it is generally performed today whilst avoiding the multitude of errors found in... More > commercially available scores. Full dialogue is included and notes describe where the text has been amended. Same as item 10233943, but spiral bound to lay flat on the piano.< Less
Rutland Barrington By Rutland Barrington
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Rutland Barrington created roles in all the Gilbert and Sullivan operas from The Sorcerer (1877) to The Gondoliers (1889) with the exception of The Yeomen of the Guard. He went on to have a career in... More > Musical Comedy and in the Music Halls. This is his first volume of reminiscences.< Less
Princess Ida By Gilbert W. S., Sullivan Arthur
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New performing edition of the vocal score of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida including all the spoken dialogue. The earliest published sources have been consulted whilst compiling this edition,... More > but it takes account of the performing tradition of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and includes the spoken dialogue. The accompaniment has been partly revised to include important orchestral passages omitted from previously published scores. The score is annotated where it deviates in substance from the score and libretto published in the authors' lifetimes. Used by New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players to prepare for their production in 2008.< Less
Two Merry Monarchs By Scott Farrell
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The last of the Savoy operas, "Two Merry Monarchs", had its premiere at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 10 1910. After 43 performances, it was transferred to the Strand. The opera had... More > two provincial tours before disappearing completely. Long an obscure and forgotten work, the research of composer Scott Farrell brings "Two Merry Monarchs" back to life in this new performing edition. King Paul of Esperanto is 958 years old and he has achieved that ripe old age by drinking the Elixir of Life. Paul wishes to rule Utopia, the only other country in the world, and today its king, Utops, comes to claim Princess Cynthia as his bride. Paul has a dastardly plan to usurp the Utopian throne by means of his immortality. Prince Charmis does everything in his power to prevent Cynthia's unwanted marriage. What will happen when Utops kisses Cynthia? This score contains all the dialogue and music by Scott Farrell.< Less
Papers, Presentations and Patter: A Savoyards' Symposium By Ralph MacPhail, Jr. (Editor)
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Papers presented at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Gettysburg, PA, in June 2011. Edited, and with an Introduction by Ralph MacPhail, Jr.; Foreword by Rich Wiley. Contents... More > include "Components of Gilbert's Genius" by Harry Benford; "Was Gilbert a Little Liberal or a Little Conservative?" by Ian Bradley; "Gilbert's Girls" by Elise Curran; "The Humor of the Operas" by John E. Dreslin; "Cheerful Facts about Matters Mathematical" by Thomas Drucker; "Think British--Sing Yiddish!" by Al Grand; "'H.M.S. Pinafore' in American Waters" by William Hyder; "The Principal Comic Roles" by Sylvan H. Kesilman; "The Reality of 'Iolanthe'" by Daniel Kravetz; "The Savoy Operas Viewed through an Aristotelian Lens" by Shane K. Magargal; "The Curious Case of 'Little Maid of Arcadee'" by Marc Shepherd; "The Writing and Composition of 'The Mountebanks'" by J. Donald Smith; "Gilbert & Sullivan's Influence on the American Musical" by Andrew Vorder Bruegge; and "Gender Parody in the Savoy Operas" by Carolyn Williams.< Less