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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
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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