History Creator / GilbertAndSullivan

13th May '18 4:36:09 PM Jeduthun
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* TheAnnotatedEdition: One was written by Creator/IsaacAsimov, no less, covering all fourteen of the musicals and going very deep into Gilbert's literary references and allusions.
5th Mar '18 5:48:34 PM StephenEinbinder
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* RagsToRoyalty: Luiz in ''The Gondoliers'' is the Duke of Plaza Toro's lowly private drum or valet; then just before the end, he [[spoiler:is revealed to be the true King of Barataria.]]

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* RagsToRoyalty: Luiz in ''The Gondoliers'' is the Duke of Plaza Toro's lowly private drum or valet; suite; then just before the end, he [[spoiler:is revealed to be the true King of Barataria.]]
3rd Mar '18 2:30:40 PM Divra
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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836–29 May 1911) and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (13 May 1842-22 November 1900) were a {{Victorian|London}} duo who together wrote a number of hugely popular and influential comic operas, which served as forerunners of TheMusical (most people today think of them as musicals), Gilbert writing the book and lyrics (what's known as a librettist, because he writes the ''libretto''), and Sullivan the scores. Their most famous works are the so-called Savoy operas (from the Savoy Theatre where their operas were produced by entrepreneur Richard D'Oyly Carte), stretching from ''Trial By Jury'' in 1871 to ''The Gondoliers'' in 1889. The partnership then broke up, partly because of the legendary irascibility of Gilbert, partly because Sullivan ([[ExecutiveMeddling encouraged]] by none other than UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria'''!'''), wished to devote himself to serious music, mostly over a carpet. Two later works, ''Utopia, Ltd.'' and ''The Grand Duke'', came after the reunion of the team; they have not generally been considered successes.

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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836–29 May 1911) and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (13 May 1842-22 November 1900) were a {{Victorian|London}} duo who together wrote a number of hugely popular and influential comic operas, which served as forerunners of TheMusical (most people today think of them as musicals), Gilbert writing the book and lyrics (what's known as a librettist, because he writes the ''libretto''), ''libretto'', or "little book" in English), and Sullivan the scores. Their most famous works are the so-called Savoy operas (from the Savoy Theatre where their operas were produced by entrepreneur Richard D'Oyly Carte), stretching from ''Trial By Jury'' in 1871 to ''The Gondoliers'' in 1889. The partnership then broke up, partly because of the legendary irascibility of Gilbert, partly because Sullivan ([[ExecutiveMeddling encouraged]] by none other than UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria'''!'''), wished to devote himself to serious music, mostly over a carpet. Two later works, ''Utopia, Ltd.'' and ''The Grand Duke'', came after the reunion of the team; they have not generally been considered successes.
1st Feb '18 9:57:01 AM LordGro
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* RagsToRoyalty: One example: Luiz in ''The Gondoliers''.[[spoiler: He's the Duke of Plaza Toro's lowly private drum or valet, then just before the end, he's revealed to be the true King of Barataria.]]

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* RagsToRoyalty: One example: Luiz in ''The Gondoliers''.[[spoiler: He's Gondoliers'' is the Duke of Plaza Toro's lowly private drum or valet, valet; then just before the end, he's he [[spoiler:is revealed to be the true King of Barataria.]]
31st Jan '18 8:00:07 PM StephenEinbinder
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* EvilSoundsDeep: Most of the roles played by Richard Temple -- The Pirate King, Sir Roderick, The Mikado of Japan, ''etc''. Some of their {{Villain Song}}s have been very effectively covered by Creator/ChristopherLee, which should tell you quite a bit. [[spoiler:In one case, however, in Yeomen, the principal tenor, Colonel Fairfax, is considered the villain by at least some critics. Or at least, when he shaves his beard and disguises himself as Leonard Meryll, he becomes a SOB. (Could that be one reason why both of Fairfax's solos were cut from the Brent-Walker video of Yeomen?)]]

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Most of the roles played by Richard Temple -- The Pirate King, Sir Roderick, The Mikado of Japan, ''etc''. Some of their {{Villain Song}}s have been very effectively covered by Creator/ChristopherLee, which should tell you quite a bit. [[spoiler:In one case, however, in Yeomen, ''Yeomen'', the principal tenor, Colonel Fairfax, is considered the villain by at least some critics. Or at least, when he shaves his beard and disguises himself as Leonard Meryll, he becomes a SOB. (Could that be one reason why both of Fairfax's solos were cut from the Brent-Walker video of Yeomen?)]] ''Yeomen''?)]]



** Interestingly enough, in the 1968 D'oyly Carte recording of Pirates, at the end of "When the Foeman Bares His Steel", General Stanley exclaims: "Damme, you don't go!" So the Pirates equivalent of Sir Joseph, who deplored strong language, actually used it this time!

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** Interestingly enough, in the 1968 D'oyly Carte recording of Pirates, ''Pirates'', at the end of "When the Foeman Bares His Steel", General Stanley exclaims: "Damme, you don't go!" So the Pirates equivalent of Sir Joseph, who deplored strong language, actually used it this time!
31st Jan '18 7:42:17 PM StephenEinbinder
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* EvilSoundsDeep: Most of the roles played by Richard Temple -- The Pirate King, Sir Roderick, The Mikado of Japan, ''etc''. Some of their {{Villain Song}}s have been very effectively covered by Creator/ChristopherLee, which should tell you quite a bit. [[spoiler:In one case, however, in Yeomen, the principal tenor, Colonel Fairfax, is considered the villain by at least some critics. Or at least, when he shaves his beard and disguises himself as Leonard Meryll, he becomes a SOB.]]

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Most of the roles played by Richard Temple -- The Pirate King, Sir Roderick, The Mikado of Japan, ''etc''. Some of their {{Villain Song}}s have been very effectively covered by Creator/ChristopherLee, which should tell you quite a bit. [[spoiler:In one case, however, in Yeomen, the principal tenor, Colonel Fairfax, is considered the villain by at least some critics. Or at least, when he shaves his beard and disguises himself as Leonard Meryll, he becomes a SOB.]] (Could that be one reason why both of Fairfax's solos were cut from the Brent-Walker video of Yeomen?)]]
31st Jan '18 7:38:26 PM StephenEinbinder
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* EvilSoundsDeep: Most of the roles played by Richard Temple -- The Pirate King, Sir Roderick, The Mikado of Japan, ''etc''. Some of their {{Villain Song}}s have been very effectively covered by Creator/ChristopherLee, which should tell you quite a bit.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Most of the roles played by Richard Temple -- The Pirate King, Sir Roderick, The Mikado of Japan, ''etc''. Some of their {{Villain Song}}s have been very effectively covered by Creator/ChristopherLee, which should tell you quite a bit. [[spoiler:In one case, however, in Yeomen, the principal tenor, Colonel Fairfax, is considered the villain by at least some critics. Or at least, when he shaves his beard and disguises himself as Leonard Meryll, he becomes a SOB.]]



* RagsToRoyalty: One example: Luiz in ''The Gondoliers''.

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* RagsToRoyalty: One example: Luiz in ''The Gondoliers''.[[spoiler: He's the Duke of Plaza Toro's lowly private drum or valet, then just before the end, he's revealed to be the true King of Barataria.]]
31st Jan '18 6:37:46 AM StephenEinbinder
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* Comic book coincidence: In ''Patience'', the two main rivals are named Archibald and Reginald. In ''Archie'' comics, we have Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle.
31st Jan '18 6:35:52 AM StephenEinbinder
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* Comic book coincidence: In ''Patience'', the two main rivals are named Archibald and Reginald. In Archie comics, we have Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle.


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* Comic book coincidence: In ''Patience'', the two main rivals are named Archibald and Reginald. In ''Archie'' comics, we have Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle.
31st Jan '18 6:33:58 AM StephenEinbinder
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* Comic book coincidence: In ''Patience'', the two main rivals are named Archibald and Reginald. In Archie comics, we have Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle.
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