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Gilbert and Sullivan

Interviews and Recollections

  • Harold Orel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gilbert, Mostly without Sullivan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William Schwenck Gilbert
      Pages 3-17
    3. John Hollingshead
      Pages 17-18
    4. Horace G. Hutchinson
      Pages 19-22
    5. Alfred E. T. Watson
      Pages 22-30
    6. George Washburn Smalley
      Pages 31-32
    7. George Washburn Smalley
      Pages 32-37
    8. William Archer
      Pages 42-47
    9. DeWolf Hopper, Wesley Winans Stout
      Pages 55-56
  3. Sullivan, Mostly without Gilbert

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Clara Kathleen Rogers, Clara Doria
      Pages 59-66
    3. R. E. Francillon
      Pages 66-67
    4. Charles L. Graves
      Pages 67-68
    5. Charles Willeby
      Pages 69-73
    6. Nellie Melba
      Pages 74-76
    7. Edward Dicey
      Pages 76-88
    8. J. Comyns Carr
      Pages 88-92
    9. C. V. Stanford
      Pages 97-98
    10. Francis C. Burnand
      Pages 106-108
    11. S. Baring-Gould
      Pages 108-109
    12. Joseph Bennett
      Pages 109-113
    13. Alexander Campbell Mackenzie
      Pages 113-116
    14. Ethel Smyth
      Pages 116-117
    15. Fred R. Spark
      Pages 117-120
    16. Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin
      Pages 128-129
    17. Benjamin W. Findon
      Pages 129-137
  4. Gilbert and Sullivan: Collaborators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. H. G. Hibbert
      Pages 149-150
    3. François Cellier, Cunningham Bridgeman
      Pages 151-165
    4. Vernon Blackburn
      Pages 165-166
    5. Edith A. Browne
      Pages 166-177
    6. Rutland Barrington
      Pages 181-184
    7. Henry A. Lytton
      Pages 184-195
    8. Jessie Bond, Lewis Ransome
      Pages 196-205
    9. James M. Glover
      Pages 205-207
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 208-214

About this book

Introduction

Sir William Schwenk Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan created fourteen comic operas - witty satires set to sparkling music - that instantly won a large and enthusiastic audience and remain immensely popular today. Their talents brought the two men together and their temperaments finally drove them apart. Here, in forty interviews and recollections, is a record of what was said about them during and shortly after their lifetimes by friends, musicians, theatrical managers, singers, actors, and actresses, journalists and authors. For Gilbert and Sullivan devotees everywhere, this entertaining collection will provide fresh insights into the careers and collaborative achievements of one of the most successful - and enduring - enterprises of Victorian theatre.

Keywords

comic humour interview music satire theatre Victorian era

Editors and affiliations

  • Harold Orel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KansasUSA

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