Home » Nonfiction » Ian Bradley » Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

April 24 , 2011

Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan


In Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! expert and enthusiast Ian Bradley explores the world of Gilbert and Sullivan over the last four and a half decades, looking at the way this phenomenon is passed from generation to generation. Taking as his starting point the expiry of copyright on the opera libretti at the end of 1961 and using fascinating hitherto unpublished archive material, Bradley reveals the extraordinary story of the last years of the old DOyly Carte Opera Company, the guardian of Savoy tradition for over a hundred years, and the troubled history of its successor. He explores the rich vein of parodies, spoofs, and spin-offs of the songs, as well as their influence on twentieth century lyricists and composers. He analyzes professional productions across the world, looks at the unique place of G&S in schools, colleges, and universities, and lovingly explores the culture of amateur performance. He also uncovers the largely male world of the obsessive fans, those collecting memorabilia, the myriad magazines, journals, websites, and festivals devoted to G&S, and the arcane interests of some of the faithful inner brotherhood.

Date release: April 01, 2005

Nonfiction, Entertainment
Joy!, Rapture!:, Enduring, Phenomenon, Gilbert, Sullivan, Bradley, download, Microsoft Reader (LIT), Mobi

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $25.69. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan»:

Download Microsoft Reader (LIT):


Download Mobi: