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Gilbert and Sullivan and The Big Three: Pirates, Pinafore, Mikado

Program Number: 21053RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/25/2013 - 8/30/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Warwick, New York
Price starting at: $649.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; Opera; Arts, Misc.
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Gilbert and Sullivan have been delighting audiences since their first collaboration in 1871. Hone in on the duo’s most popular works in an exploration of “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Mikado” and “H.M.S. Pinafore,” three enduring comic operas that continue to fill theaters to this day. Explore their words and music through musical selections, video performances and lecture/discussions filled with airy persiflage and innocent merriment. Write a song parody, read from the “Bab Ballads” — Gilbert’s series of illustrated poems — and enjoy adaptations, send-ups and translations in a week of laughing song and merry dance!




Highlights

• Experience classic performances of Gilbert and Sullivan works through rare video that is not available commercially and hear different artists sing the original songs in recordings that span 100 years.
• Write your own original song lyrics based on a Gilbert and Sullivan model.
• Spend the week with an enthusiastic instructor with a half-century’s experience in the study and direction of the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, including 30 years teaching for Elderhostel and Road Scholar.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

8-25-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by The Warwick Center.




Warwick

Warwick lies in a beautiful area at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. With Victorian and rural charm, Warwick and nearby Greenwood Lake attract visitors from near and far.



Accommodations
Conference center on 500-acre hilltop estate with magnificent mountain views and walking trails. First and second-floor rooms, stairs only.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Warwick Conference Center
  The Warwick Conference Center in Warwick, NY. 1 night
   The Warwick Conference Center
  The Warwick Conference Center in Warwick, NY. 4 nights
 The Warwick Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.
  Contact info: 62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com
  Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.
  Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $72.00/night Additional nights are based on availability.
  Check in time: 4:30 PM
  Additional nights after: $72.00/night Additional nights are based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:30 p.m. - Check-In Time is 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. You will be staying at The Warwick Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
11: 30 a.m. - Check-Out Time is 12:00 p.m. You will be staying at The Warwick Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None Required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  The Warwick Conference Center in Warwick, NY.
  Nearest city or town:  Middletown, NY
  Nearest highway: Highway Route 94
  Nearest airport:  Stewart International Airport (Newburgh, NY) and Newark International Airport (Newark, NJ)
  From End of Program
  Location: The Warwick Conference Center in Warwick, NY.
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Warwick, NY

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost from Warwick bus stop to The Warwick Conference Center is $5.00 one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 15 minutes away from the Village of Warwick bus stop. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 3 miles from the Village of Warwick bus stop.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3 step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC, (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to the Oakland Ave. bus stop in Warwick. Use Senior Pass. Cost: $6.25 one way. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule, go to www.njtransit.com or call 973.275.5555. 3. To arrange for shuttle from the bus stop to The Warwick Center call Arlene at 845.986.1164 .

 

Port Authority in New York City

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New Jersey Transit Bus Line
phone: 973-275-5555

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Currently $6.25 with Senior Citizen verification. Prices are subject to change.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 2 hours from Port Authority. 

 

Distance:

 

Port Authority is 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3 step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to Warwick, the Oakland Ave. bus stop. Use Senior Pass. Cost: $6.25 one way. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule go to www.njtransit.com or call 973.275.5555. 3. Arrange for pick-up from the Bus Stop in Warwick to the Warwick Center. Cost: $5.00 one way. Time: 15 minutes.

 

Newburgh, NY - Stewart Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Center shuttle call Arlene at The Warwick Conference Center at 845.9861164. You will receive a call to confirm your arrangements.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 Per Person or Traveling Pair
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

 

Distance:

 

Newark International Airport is located 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Center shuttle call Arlene at 845.986.1164. Pick up arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Newark Airport Ground Transportation
phone: 800-247-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost: Approximately $14.00 one way plus fare from Port Authority to Warwick on NJ Transit Line.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is a 2 hour bus ride form Port Authority. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is located 60 miles from Port Authority in New York City.

   

To take public transportation from Newark is a 3 step process: 1. Take Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus to Port Authority. Upon arrival at Newark Airport go to the Transportation Information Desk to arrange. Time to NYC: 1 hour minimum. 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Line Bus # 197 to the Village of Warwick getting off at the Oakland Ave. bus stop. Cost: $6.25 one way using Senior Citizen card. Time to Warwick from NYC: 2 hours. 3. Shuttle to The Center. Cost: $5.00/one way.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Croton-on-Hudson train station is located 1 hour and 15 minutes from The Warwick Conference Center. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is located 60 miles from the Croton-on-Hudson train station.

   

To reserve The Warwick Conference Center shuttle call Arlene at 845.986.1164. Shuttle service arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain pricing.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at The Warwick Center for additional limousine services. Phone: 845.986.1164.

 

Newburgh, NY - Stewart Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Croton-on-Hudson train station. 

 

Distance:

 

Croton-on-Hudson is located 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

To Warwick from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New York Airport Service
phone: 718-560-3915
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Current rates: $23.00 from JFK to Port Authority and $15.00 from LaGuardia to Port Authority.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Total travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes to 4 hours. 

 

Distance:

 

LaGuardia Airport is 65 miles from Warwick and Kennedy Airport is 75 miles from Warwick.

   

To arrive at The Warwick Center is a 3-step process: 1. Contact New York Airport Service at www.nyairportservice.com or call to arrange transport from either airport to Port Authority in Manhattan. Travel time: 60-90 minutes. 2. From Port Authority to Warwick use the New Jersey Transit Line bus # 197 to the Oakland Avenue bus stop in Warwick. Cost: $6.25 with senior citizen verification. Travel time: 2 hours. 3. Arrange to be picked up at the bus stop by calling 845-986-1164.

 
Driving Directions
  FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Take Interstate 90 south to Interstate 84 south through Connecticut into New York. Proceed to Route 17 (Exit 4 E). Take 17 east to Exit 124 (Goshen, NY). Proceed on 17 A south through Florida, NY. Continue to take 94 south through the village of Warwick, NY to Pennings Lane. Turn left onto Pennings Lane to Hoyt Road. Turn left onto Hoyt Road watching for The Warwick Conference Center on your right.
  FROM CONNECTICUT Take Rt 84 West to Exit 4E, taking Route 17 East to Route 17A Florida/Goshen Exit 124. Take Route 17A until it merges with Rt 94 at the first traffic light in Florida. Drive THROUGH the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Stay on Rt 94 South until Pennings Lane. Turn Left onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK CITY/GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE From the George Washington Bridge, take Interstate 80 West to Exit 53 for Route 23 North. Take Route 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Route 94 North. Take Route 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Then follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK THRUWAY/NORTH OR SOUTH Exit at Harriman - Exit 16. Take Rt 17 West to Exit 126 - Chester exit. Look for Route 94 South (or West). Take Rt 94 South toward Florida/Warwick. Continue on Rt 94 through the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles beyond the Village of Warwick passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, all on your left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to the Warwick Center.
  FROM SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Take 287 North to Exit 52B for Rt. 23 North. Take Rt. 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Rt 94 North. Take Rt 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM WASHINGTON, D.C./PHILADELPHIA AREA Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway North to Route 17 North. Approximately 2 1/2 miles past Tuxedo Park you will come to a traffic light. Exit left at the traffic light - Junction 17A. At the stop sign at the top of the hill, make a left hand turn onto Rt 17A (Sterling Forest). Rt 17A will take you directly to Warwick. At the "T" intersection in Warwick, turn LEFT onto Route 94 West. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership, all on the left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival & Check-in/Registration, Wine & Cheese Reception, Welcome Dinner, Introductions & Orientation.
(Sunday, August 25)
   
 Afternoon: CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION: 4:30-5:30pm in the East House Lobby. Check-in and register with the Road Scholar program staff to receive your room assignment and informational packet with your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation. If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the front desk of the East House Lobby.
 Dinner: Dinner is in the light, airy, comfortable East House Dining Room. The tasty buffet includes a vegetarian option and other healthy choices as well as coffee, tea, and a delicious dessert.
 Evening: ORIENTATION: The on-site Road Scholar coordinator will greet you, introduce everyone, and provide key staff contact names and phone numbers. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have, and provide an introduction to The Warwick Center. The evening will conclude with light refreshments.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.

You are about to embark on a Gilbert & Sullivan musical adventure that will give provide new perspectives on their works as more than light, theatrical fluff — but rather as windows on the era in which they were written that also transcend their particular time and culture thanks to the genius of librettist and composer. You will come away with a new understanding of the endearing and enduring appeal of their remarkable comic operas.

   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introduction to G&S, A Quarter Century of Collaboration, “The Story of Gilbert & Sullivan” (film), Gilbertian Readings, Warwick Village Excursion, Rare Performance Video
(Monday, August 26)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a scrumptious buffet including hot and cold breakfast selections as well as fresh fruit, homemade muffins, and yogurt.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: An Introduction to G&S. The partnership between librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) produced fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896. We will review their remarkable quarter-century collaboration and consider their most popular works in historical context as well as their universality and enduring appeal, complete with musical examples. As a special delight, enjoy The Great Road Scholar Song Parody Contest.
 Lunch: Enjoy a delicous buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: FILM: "The Story of Gilbert & Sullivan." The original 1953 motion picture starring Robert Morley and Maurice Evans includes many musical numbers from their most beloved works and features members of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company conducted by Sir Malcom Sargent. After viewing, we will assess its historical accuracy.

GILBERTIAN READINGS: Performed by you, the members of the Road Scholar group! "Don't be frightened, it's only poetry." — Patience. Delight to the wit of Gilbert's lyrics through solo readings, duet readings, and gang readings.

EXCURSION: Take an informal excursion into our lovely and historic little village. This rural setting nestled in the Warwick Valley has been largely untouched by excessive development.

 Dinner: Your buffet dinner includes a plentiful salad bar, meat and vegetarian entrees, and homemade dessert. Share light-hearted conversations with new friends and fellow G&S aficianados.
 Evening: RARE PERFORMANCE VIDEO: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

The evening will conclude with a light snack.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: H.M.S. Pinafore, Traditional D’Oyly Carte vs. Modern Performances, Evening G&S Video
(Tuesday, August 27)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up with a hearty breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold selections including fresh fruit, homemade muffins, and yogurt.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert's metrical facility and Sullivan's mastery of melody, harmony, orchestration, and musical humor are highlighted in “Pinafore.” We will examine its history, participate in readings, and view a classic D'Oyly Carte performance on video.
 Lunch: Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in our East House Dining Room.
 Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Appreciate the differences between "traditional" and "innovative" stagings of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan with a more modern performance.
 Dinner: Satisfy your appetite at a bountiful dinner buffet complete with a plentiful salad bar, meat and vegetarian entree, and a delicious dessert.
 Evening: RARE PERFORMANCE VIDEO: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

The evening will conclude with a light snack.

   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph Papp’s Broadway Production, Film "A Salaried Wit”, Rare Performance Video
(Wednesday, August 28)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a delcious breakfast buffet in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty. Deepen your appreciation of Gilbert's metrical ingenuity and the breadth of Sullivan's musical inspiration. Learn the history behind this work, enjoy readings from it, and engage in discussion. The session will feature a video of the 1981 Broadway production by Joseph Papp that used an adapted orchestration and made a number of minor changes in the score including Gilbert and Sullivan's original New York ending.
 Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Room.
 Afternoon: FILM: “A Salaried Wit: Grossmith, Gilbert and Sullivan” written and presented by Simon Butteriss. George Grossmith was Gilbert and Sullivan’s original “patter man.” He became a major star and crucial influence on the comedic elements of the Savoy operas. Simon Butteriss has become Grossmith’s modern incarnation with performances of the patter roles all over the world. This film is a one-man-show in which the narrator takes us on a journey where he becomes Grossmith the man and his comic characters. The songs, humor, and the history combine in a dazzling tour de force. Discussion with Q&A.

Break

TEA TIME MATINEE: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

 Dinner: Enjoy a hearty buffet dinner which includes a fresh salad bar, meat and vegetarian entrees, and homemade dessert in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: PRESENTATION: Learn about the instructor's extensive personal collection of Gilbert & Sullivan-related printed materials and other memorabilia amassed over many years. View some of these rare finds that have been showcased at several Gilbert & Sullivan Collectors' Symposiums.

Conclude the evening with a light snack.

   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: The Mikado, D’Oyly Carte vs. Tennessee Ernie Ford, Tea-Time Matinee, Evening Entertainment
(Thursday, August 29)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in the East House Dining Room.
 Morning: PRESENTATION: The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu. This particular work has been the focus of the instructor's research for many years. Learn about its historical background, participate in readings, and engage in lively discussion.

VIDEO: We will view and discuss the classic D'Oyly Carte performance conducted by Royston Nash.

 Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: VIDEO: G&S have survived many different interpretations. We will see “The Mikado” on television in a 1959 episode of “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show” featuring Kukla, Fran, and Ollie. Discussion with Q&A.

Break.

TEA-TIME MATINEE: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

 Dinner: Enjoy dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.
 Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Enjoy special entertainment (tba) followed by a "Make Your Own Sundae" treat.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Hi-Jinks with Gilbert & Sullivan, Winner of The Great Road Scholar Song Parody Contest, Program Concludes
(Friday, August 30)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION: Hi-Jinks with Gilbert & Sullivan. Enjoy many shreds and patches of G&S nonsense including translations, adaptations, and extracts from "The Brooklyn Pinafore" with Leo Durocher on "The Fred Allen Show”; Tom Lehrer's "The Elements”; "Red, Hot and Swing Mikados of 1939 (with Bing Crosby singing "A Wand'ring Minstrel, I)”; concluding with Anna Russell's "How to Write Your Own Gilbert & Sullivan Opera."

The winner of The Great Road Scholar Song Parody Contest will be announced.

The program concludes with this morning's activities. We hope you have enjoyed this delightful new program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

 Lunch: Say farewell to new friends over a delicious buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography


Author: Michael Ainger


Description: 'A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan.' With these words, W.S. Gilbert summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan despite the combative nature of their relationship. In fact, Michael Ainger suggests in Gilbert and Sullivan the success of the pair's work is a direct result of their personality clash, as each partner challenged the other to produce his best work. Ainger offers the most detailed account to date of Gilbert and Sullivan's starkly different backgrounds and long working partnership. Offering previously-unpublished draft libretti and personal letters, this thorough double-biography will be an essential addition to the library of any Gilbert and Sullivan fan.



Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody (Gender and Culture Series)


Author: Carolyn Williams


Description: Carolyn Williams underscores Gilbert and Sullivan's creative and acute understanding of cultural formations. With her provocative reinterpretation of these artists and their work, Williams recasts our understanding of creativity in the late nineteenth century.





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