Gilbert and Sullivan's London
Tells the story of the most astonishing partnership in the history of British musical entertainment, and unfolds it against the authentic background of the city and era in which they flourished.
Paperback, 214 pages
Published June 3rd 2000 by Faber & Faber
(first published December 31st 1988)
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Sep 16, 2007 Kay rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: G&S fans
Less intriguing than the title infers, this is a district-by-district compilation of all the places associated with G&S and the Savoyards, with particular emphasis on buildings. Historical notes on the various places go broader than G&S, with particular attention to what went on during the Victorian era. As you can imagine, the notes on the theatre district are quite extensive. Plenty of B&W illustrations. I just wish the book had taken a lighter (more Gilbertian?) tone and hadn't be...more