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The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert and Sullivan

The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert and Sullivan by David Eden
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Memorable melodies and fanciful worlds – the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan remain as popular today as when they were first performed. This Companion provides a timely guide to the history and development of the collaboration between the two men, including a fresh examination of the many myths and half-truths surrounding their relationship. Written by an international team of specialists, the volume features a personal account from film director Mike Leigh on his connection with the Savoy Operas and the creation of his film Topsy-Turvy. Starting with the early history of the operatic stage in Britain, the Companion places the operas in their theatrical and musical context, investigating the amateur performing tradition, providing new perspectives on the famous patter songs and analysing their dramatic and operatic potential. Perfect for enthusiasts, performers and students of Gilbert and Sullivan's enduring work, the book examines their legacy and looks forward to the future.
Cambridge University Press; August 2009
292 pages; ISBN 9781139801850
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert and Sullivan
Author: David Eden; Meinhard Saremba
 
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113979888X
9780521888493
9781139798884
9781139801850