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Gilbert & Sullivan
The Wit and Wisdom of Gilbert's Words
Join us as we explore Gilbert's librettos of the G&S operas.
Thursdays at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 20 - Feb 17, 2022
If you have enjoyed any of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas, you might want to explore the wit and wisdom of William S. Gilbert's librettos in detail. Gilbert was one of the most brilliant wordsmiths of the English language in the 19th century, being compared to Shakespeare in the quotability of his words. In addition he was a journalist, poet, lawyer, soldier, dramatist, and actor. The class will read and discuss Gilbert's librettos (online or in print), view selected excerpts of performances of G&S songs, and learn of his contribution to the English language musical theater.
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You can get the Complete Works of Gilbert and Sullivan
for Kindle at
Complete Plays of G&S for Kindle
Guttenberg: Complete Plays of G&S
Click here for this week's libretto
Trial by Jury