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by Ian Bradley


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Oh Rapture!' indeed! From Penzance to Pfennig-Halbpfennig, a new Gilbert and Sullivan text by leading authority Ian . Ian Bradley is one of world's leading authorities on and enthusiasts for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Oh Rapture!' indeed! From Penzance to Pfennig-Halbpfennig, a new Gilbert and Sullivan text by leading authority Ian Bradley (author of the GandS bible, The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan) is cause for wild (well, sensible) Savoyard celebration. Ian Bradley is one of world's leading authorities on and enthusiasts for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan

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.

Ian Bradley here sets out to discover why G & S have survived longer than many expected and, in answering this question, he presents us with a book that is quite distinct from all others on the famous pair

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

- Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan. Effect on amateur theatre. Cellier and Bridgeman wrote, in 1914, that prior to the creation of the Savoy operas, amateur actors were treated with contempt by professionals. After the formation of amateur Gilbert and Sullivan troupes in the 1880s licensed to perform the operas, professionals recognised that the amateur groups "support the culture of music and the drama.

Ian Bradley here sets out to discover why Gilbert and Sullivan have survived longer than many expected and, in answering this question, he presents us with a book that is quite distinct from all others on the famous pair

Ian Bradley here sets out to discover why Gilbert and Sullivan have survived longer than many expected and, in answering this question, he presents us with a book that is quite distinct from all others on the famous pair. The focus is not on the nineteenth century, but on the present and the recent past, and he begins by discussing the British and American reception of Gilbert and Sullivan in the second half of the twentieth century. His intention is to understand why these comic operas have remained with us, despite their many detractors.

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.

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.

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Ian Campbell Bradley (born 28 May 1950) is a retired British academic . The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Ian Campbell Bradley (born 28 May 1950) is a retired British academic, author, theologian, Church of Scotland minister, journalist and broadcaster. At the University of St Andrews, he was Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History, and was previously Principal of St Mary's College and a University chaplain  . 2005: Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan. 2006: Believing in Britain: The Spiritual Identity of 'Britishness'. Bradley profile at Faber & Faber.

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 D'Oyly 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."

Comments: (7)

Malahelm
This is an interesting book about the last years of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and following that, the professional and amateur productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's works up until recent days.

It's not about the lives and times of the duo who created the works, but about their legacy and the present-day performers and scholars who love G&S and keep their works alive.

So while it's good in its way, if you're looking for information about the Victorian era, this isn't the book you're looking for.
Kulafyn
This is one of the most exciting books on Gilbert & Sullivan I have ever read! It doesn't contain repetative synopses of the stories, it doesn't contain biographical tidbits, character analyses, or apologies for G&S being...well, G&S. What it does is discusses the history of G&S at the difficult time of the D'Oyly Carte Company's passing into history, and the subsequent rise of its succesors and its international fandom ever since. For those of us who either grew up on G&S or cut our early adolescent teeth on Pinafore, Mikado, or Pirates, then this book is for you! One teeny, tiny quibble...the author seems to feel that most fans are middle aged men whereas I know for a fact that a great many of us - including myself - are women. But let that pass! This is a wonderful, entertaining book that I heartily recommend to anyone, old fans or new, to explore G&S in the post D'Oyly Carte world. Do not miss this!
Hatе&love
Ian Bradley's book is an excellent look at the continuing popularity of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas over 100 years after they were written. Books that discuss the history of Gilbert & Sullivan when they were alive are a dime a dozen. Bradley's is the first book to specifically look at the performance and cultural history of the Savoy operas since the expiration of the libretti copyright in 1961. Among the topics that Bradley touches on are the history of the old D'Oyly Carte Opera Company since 1961, as well as the sad story of its successor; how Gilbert & Sullivan shows and church-going often go hand-in-hand; parodies and spinoffs of the shows; professional and amateur productions of Gilbert & Sullivan; and more.

My chief complaint is that when Bradley goes into the performance history since 1961, the writing gets dry and tedious. To elaborate, he simply makes lists of performances in many sections. Frankly, I think that a list of performances would have worked better as an appendix.

With that caveat, this is an excellent resource for any Gilbert & Sullivan fan, and I definitely recommend it.
Zbr
Superbly informative book. Helpful for my research.
Gugrel
Ian Bradley has done a marvelous job in researching the G and S scene since the end of the G and S copyright in 1961. Each chapter is chockfull of interesting notes on productions, singers and the politics that rage behind the scenes. For anyone interested in the current G and S scene, this book is a must. I was a little disappointed in the details of the American G and S scene, but the rest of the book made up for this defect!
Mysterious Wrench
Ian Bradley has a good insight into what the State of the Union is right now regarding the Gilbert & Sullivan scene on both sides of the Atlantic. I had a conversation a year ago with a former 'Old D'Oyly Carte' member who expressed an opinion that the Savoy tradition was actually safer in America right now. This book does a good job of explaining why. Excellent research put together very well, 'must' reading for G&S afficienados. I highly recommend it.
HelloBoB:D
This book is for anyone and everyone who is already a G&S fan (as in fanatic). On the other hand, I expect that it would have limited if any appeal to someone with little interest in G&S. Strong in annecdotes and quotations, the author does not really make a good case for G&S's antecedant position in the development of modern musical theatre which might have given the book a wider audience.
Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan download epub
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Author: Ian Bradley
ISBN: 0195328949
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 1, 2007)
Pages: 240 pages