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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist librettist poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan of which the most famous include HMS Pinafore The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre The Mikado These as well as most of their other Savoy operas continue to be performed regularly throughout the English-speaking world and beyond by opera companies repertory companies schools and community theatre groups Lines from these works have become part of the English language such as short sharp shock What never Well hardly ever and Let the punishment fit the crime Gilbert also wrote the Bab Ballads an extensive collection of light verse accompanied by his own comical drawings His creative output included over 75 plays and libretti numerous stories poems lyrics and various other comic and serious pieces His plays and realistic style of stage direction inspired other dramatists including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw According to The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Gilberts lyrical facility and his mastery of metre raised the poetical quality of comic opera to a position that it had never reached before and has not reached since Source - Wikipedia

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Babette's Love 229 ViewsRate it:
A Discontented Sugar Broker 180 ViewsRate it:
A Classical Revival 131 ViewsRate it:
The Reverend Simon Magus 126 ViewsRate it:
Old Paul and Old Tim 125 ViewsRate it:
The Baffled Grumbler 125 ViewsRate it:
An Unfortunate Likeness 124 ViewsRate it:
The Heavy Dragoon 123 ViewsRate it:
The Highly Respectable Gondolier 122 ViewsRate it:
Limited Liability 121 ViewsRate it:
The Darned Mounseer 121 ViewsRate it:
Life Is Lovely All the Year 119 ViewsRate it:
The Force of Argument 118 ViewsRate it:
To Phoebe 117 ViewsRate it:
The House of Peers 115 ViewsRate it:
The Humane Mikado 113 ViewsRate it:
The Suicide's Grave 113 ViewsRate it:
Sans Souci 112 ViewsRate it:
The Perils of Invisibility 111 ViewsRate it:
Damon vs. Pythias 110 ViewsRate it:
Sir Barnaby Bampton Boo 110 ViewsRate it:
The Two Majors 110 ViewsRate it:
Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter 109 ViewsRate it:
The Pantomime Super to His Mask 109 ViewsRate it:
The Rover's Apology 108 ViewsRate it:
The Bumboat Woman's Story 107 ViewsRate it:
Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow 104 ViewsRate it:
King Borria Bungalee Boo 104 ViewsRate it:
Lost Mr. Blake 104 ViewsRate it:
Ah Me! 103 ViewsRate it:
Gentle Alice Brown 103 ViewsRate it:
The Fickle Breeze 103 ViewsRate it:
Braid the Raven Hair 102 ViewsRate it:
A Recipe 101 ViewsRate it:
The British Tar 100 ViewsRate it:
The Modest Couple 100 ViewsRate it:
Poetry Everywhere 98 ViewsRate it:
The Cunning Woman 98 ViewsRate it:
Disillusioned - By an Ex-Enthusiast 96 ViewsRate it:
Out of Sorts 95 ViewsRate it:
The Bishop of Rum-Ti-Foo Again 95 ViewsRate it:
The Folly of Brown - By a General Agent 95 ViewsRate it:
The Two Ogres 95 ViewsRate it:
The Periwinkle Girl 93 ViewsRate it:
The Rival Curates 92 ViewsRate it:
The Three Kings of Chickeraboo 92 ViewsRate it:
Thespis: Act I 92 ViewsRate it:
A Mirage 91 ViewsRate it:
A Nightmare 91 ViewsRate it:
Girl Graduates 90 ViewsRate it:
The Duke of Plaza-Toro 90 ViewsRate it:
Haunted 89 ViewsRate it:
The Yarn of the Nancy Bell 89 ViewsRate it:
Ferdinando and Elvira 88 ViewsRate it:
The Magnet and the Churn 88 ViewsRate it:
The Mystic Selvagee 88 ViewsRate it:
Little Oliver 87 ViewsRate it:
Only Roses 87 ViewsRate it:
To a Little Maid - by a Politician 87 ViewsRate it:
Gregory Parable, LL.D. 86 ViewsRate it:
The Aesthete 86 ViewsRate it:
The Bishop of Rum-Ti-Foo 86 ViewsRate it:
The Love-Sick Boy 86 ViewsRate it:
Lorenzo De Lardy 85 ViewsRate it:
The Contemplative Sentry 85 ViewsRate it:
The Sensation Captain 85 ViewsRate it:
Life 84 ViewsRate it:
The Sorcerer: Act I 81 ViewsRate it:
The Great Oak Tree 80 ViewsRate it:
To the Terrestrial Globe 80 ViewsRate it:
The Judge's Song 78 ViewsRate it:
The Captain and the Mermaids 77 ViewsRate it:
The Disconcerted Tenor 77 ViewsRate it:
The Susceptible Chancellor 77 ViewsRate it:
The Disagreeable Man 75 ViewsRate it:
The Martinet 75 ViewsRate it:
The Modern Major-General 73 ViewsRate it:
The Coming By-and-By 71 ViewsRate it:
The Reverend Micah Sowls 71 ViewsRate it:
The Reward of Merit 71 ViewsRate it:
The Bishop and the Busman 70 ViewsRate it:
The Ghost, the Gallant, the Gael, and the Goblin 70 ViewsRate it:
Pasha Bailey Ben 69 ViewsRate it:
Sir Macklin 69 ViewsRate it:
The Duke and the Duchess 69 ViewsRate it:
The Merryman and His Maid 69 ViewsRate it:
Emily, John, James, and I 68 ViewsRate it:
The Independent Bee 68 ViewsRate it:
The Sailor Boy to His Lass 68 ViewsRate it:
At a Pantomime. By a Bilious One 67 ViewsRate it:
My Lady 66 ViewsRate it:
True Diffidence 66 ViewsRate it:
Proper Bride 65 ViewsRate it:
The Baby's Vengeance 65 ViewsRate it:
Thomas Winterbottom Hance 65 ViewsRate it:
Phrenology 64 ViewsRate it:
Etiquette 63 ViewsRate it:
General John 63 ViewsRate it:
Lieutenant-Colonel Flare 63 ViewsRate it:
The Fairy Queen's Song 63 ViewsRate it:
Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum 61 ViewsRate it:
He and She 61 ViewsRate it:
The Ape and the Lady 61 ViewsRate it:
Thespis: Act II 61 ViewsRate it:
They'll None of 'Em Be Missed 61 ViewsRate it:
To My Bride (Whoever She May Be) 61 ViewsRate it:
The Haughty Actor 60 ViewsRate it:
Brave Alum Bey 59 ViewsRate it:
Anglicised Utopia 58 ViewsRate it:
Sir Guy the Crusader 58 ViewsRate it:
Speculation 58 ViewsRate it:
The Englishman 58 ViewsRate it:
The Fairy Curate 58 ViewsRate it:
Would You Know? 58 ViewsRate it:
A Manager's Perplexities 55 ViewsRate it:
First Love 55 ViewsRate it:
A Merry Madrigal 54 ViewsRate it:
A Worm Will Turn 54 ViewsRate it:
Said I to Myself, Said I 54 ViewsRate it:
Sleep On! 54 ViewsRate it:
The Working Monarch 54 ViewsRate it:
Don't Forget! 53 ViewsRate it:
Only a Dancing Girl 53 ViewsRate it:
Thomson Green and Harriet Hale 53 ViewsRate it:
Bob Polter 52 ViewsRate it:
When I First Put This Uniform On 51 ViewsRate it:
The Mighty Must 50 ViewsRate it:
An Appeal 49 ViewsRate it:
Mister William 49 ViewsRate it:
An English Girl 48 ViewsRate it:
Ellen McJones Aberdeen 48 ViewsRate it:
Hongree and Mahry 48 ViewsRate it:
Solatium 48 ViewsRate it:
The First Lord's Song 48 ViewsRate it:
Is Life a Boon 47 ViewsRate it:
John and Freddy 47 ViewsRate it:
King Goodheart 43 ViewsRate it:
Eheu Fugaces -- ! 43 ViewsRate it:
The Family Fool 42 ViewsRate it:
He Loves! 42 ViewsRate it:
The Sorcerer: Act II 41 ViewsRate it:
A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid 40 ViewsRate it:
Captain Reece 40 ViewsRate it:
How It's Done 40 ViewsRate it:
Peter the Wag 40 ViewsRate it:
One Against the World 39 ViewsRate it:
Put a Penny in the Slot 38 ViewsRate it:
Tempora Mutantur 38 ViewsRate it:
The Troubadour 38 ViewsRate it:
The Ghosts' High Noon 37 ViewsRate it:
The National Anthem 37 ViewsRate it:
When a Merry Maiden Marries 36 ViewsRate it:
Trial by Jury 34 ViewsRate it:
The Precocious Baby - a Very True Tale 33 ViewsRate it:
The Sorcerer's Song 33 ViewsRate it:
Good Little Girls 32 ViewsRate it:
Blue Blood 31 ViewsRate it:
The Story of Prince Agib 29 ViewsRate it:
The Phantom Curate 28 ViewsRate it:
The Way of Wooing 28 ViewsRate it:
The Tangled Skein 26 ViewsRate it:
The Played-Out Humorist 25 ViewsRate it:
Willow Waly! 25 ViewsRate it:
The Policeman's Lot 24 ViewsRate it:
Her Terms 22 ViewsRate it:
The Philosophic Pill 21 ViewsRate it:
A Recipe. 2 ViewsRate it:
A Merry Madrigal. 0 ViewsRate it:
A Mirage. 0 ViewsRate it:

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