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Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan: His Life and Character by [Crowther, Andrew]
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'[W.S. Gilbert] had a keen eye for the foibles and eccentricities of his countrymen and their institutions. Andrew Crowther movingly describes the effects of Gilbert's unhappy childhood on his character and the way that he found escape and release in the fairy tale world of pantomime. He is particularly informative on the genesis of Iolanthe, perhaps the most biting and successful piece of social and political satire in the Savoy canon. Loudly let the trumpet bray!' - Ian Bradley, the author of The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan 'A sympathetic and illuminating portrait of a quintessential Englishman' - Ian Bradley

About the Author

ANDREW CROWTHER is an expert on W.S. Gilbert, Secretary of the W.S. Gilbert Society, and the author of Contradiction Contradicted: the Plays of W.S. Gilbert. He lives in Bradford and is himself a playwright.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1509.0 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 075246860X
  • Publisher: The History Press; UK ed. edition (11 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XH7VC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #835,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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