The events depicted in Ruddigore take place before those in The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Pirates of Penzance.Zorah, Ruth, and Dick appear elsewhere in the G&S ‘verse! As older characters with lower voices!
- Zorah moves to Ploverleigh and marries Mr. Partlet. By the time of Sorcerer, she’s a middle-aged widow with a young daughter (Constance).
- As Ruth starts to go a bit deaf, she finds it increasingly difficult to keep up with all those three-part harmonies in the bridesmaid chorus. So she finds a new job as a nurserymaid… and accidentally apprentices Frederic to a band of pirates.
- Dick Deadeye of H.M.S. Pinafore is an older, uglier, and more jaded version of Dick Dauntless.
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