Gilbert and Sullivan's London
Here is a guidebook with a difference. Moving in and around London and backward and forward in time, Andrew Goodman gives us the story of W. S. ... Show synopsis Here is a guidebook with a difference. Moving in and around London and backward and forward in time, Andrew Goodman gives us the story of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan -- the most accomplished partnership in the history of British music -- as well as a history of the places where they lived and worked during the reign of Queen Victoria. With much original research and many period illustrations, Goodman makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding and appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan, creators of The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, and other works, which together constituted a unique style of musical theater that has never been approximated. Gilbert and Sullivan's London summons up a bygone era, recalling the grandeur of the city's great entertainment palaces, its atmospheric street life and nightlife, its splendor and its squalor. A Foreword has been provided by Mike Leigh, who directed the critically acclaimed film Topsy-Turvy, which tells the tale of how Gilbert and Sullivan created their masterpiece, The Mikado.