The Mikado



BOOKS ✫ The Mikado  Author W.S. Gilbert – Polishdarling.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • The Mikado
  • W.S. Gilbert
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 0486272680

The Mikado A Lighthearted Burlesque Of Victorian English Culture And The Vagaries Of Love, The Mikado Offers An Ideal Matching Of William Schwenck Gilbert S Elegant Comedic Gifts With Arthur Sullivan S Agile And Refined Musicianship The Tale Unfolds Amid A Fanciful Version Of Japanese Society, In Which A Wandering Minstrel Has The Misfortune To Fall In Love With The Beautiful Ward Of The Lord High Executioner Of Titipu.The Sparkling Lyrics And Witty Dialogue Of This Comic Masterpiece Are As Much A Delight To Read As They Are To Hear With Musical Accompaniment The Complete Libretto Is Reprinted In This Edition From The Standard Performance Text Of The Mikado, Complete With Nine Charming Illustrations Drawn By W S Gilbert Himself.


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10 thoughts on “The Mikado

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

  2. says:

    It s a pity the somewhat offensive racial stereotypes used ironically in The Mikado have made it increasingly difficult to produce, because as the Big Three go, The Mikado is the wackiest by far With mediocre musicians, officious and gleefully corrupt bureaucrats, beautiful but airheaded maidens, topsy turvy logic and the usual half hearted romantic resolutions, and a heavier load of mid story plot twists than usual, The Mikado clips along, with many of the most famous songs in the Gilber It s a pity the somewhat offensive racial stereotypes used ironically in The Mi...

  3. says:

    A funny play about Victorian English culture, disguise in Japanese fashion.

  4. says:

    Funny and a brilliant tale set in Shogun Japan With witty and dramatic characters, there is nothing lacking in this story of love and power Although not all the songs sustain a similar level of excellence, the music is still to be very much admired.

  5. says:

    4 stars Read as part of The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan on my Kindle while I watched listened to it on video.As I said in my reviews of H.M.S Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, I would never recommend reading these without watching or at least listening to the performance, as the songs are at the heart of Gilbert and Sullivan s operas However, I often find it hard to tell what the words are so watching while having the text in front of me was a great help especially in th 4 stars Read as part of The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan on my Kindle while I watched listened to it on video.As I said in my reviews of H.M.S Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, I would never recommend reading these without watching or at least listening to the performance, as the songs are at the heart of Gilbert...

  6. says:

    Following in the tradition of placing plays in faraway locations in order to better criticize Victorian society, this time around W.S Gilbert sets the play in Japan Now if you are looking for historical accuracy, then you ve got the wrong play This operatic act puts a heavy emphasis on comedy a...

  7. says:

    I m really very sorry for you all, but it s an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances 3.5 stars Plenty of classically funny and clever bits, but it s a little long winded in places.

  8. says:

    Witty without resorting to sarcasm very often, skewers high English society while pretending to be set in Japan Unfortunately, the jokes don t translate as well to people who aren t immersed in British culture.

  9. says:

    This is my favorite GS show

  10. says:

    MaikuComic opera,debuted eighteen eighty five funny tale in verse.

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