W.S. Gilbert: A Classic Victorian and His Theatre
W.S. Gilbert: A Classic Victorian and his Theatre
Jane W. Stedman
Oxford University Press, 1996
Though Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best remembered as the writer of the libretti of the ‘Savoy Operas' with Sir Arthur Sullivan, he also enjoyed a very long and successful career in the Victorian theatre first as a writer of pantomimes, then a large number of plays, both comedies and serious drama, and pantomimes. He was...