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Introduction

  • Michael Goron
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre book series (PSBMT)

Abstract

In the Introduction Goron establishes the scope of his study, which will transport the reader on a journey from the world of late-Victorian manners and mores into the Savoy Theatre, and onto its stage. Goron explains the originality of his intention—an attempt to focus the methods of recent historical studies of Victorian theatre on the Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration. The Introduction explains the key concepts behind this study, particularly how notions of class and ideology can be used to analyse the workings of a theatrical organisation, the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, as well as its key cultural product, the Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

Keywords

Middle Class Cultural Production Respectable Caper Calculated Alteration Victorian Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Goron
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Southampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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