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Gilbert and Sullivan

Gender, Genre, Parody

Gilbert and Sullivan( )
Author: Williams, Carolyn
Series title:Gender and Culture Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $219.00
Book Description:

Long before the satirical comedy of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were the hottest send-ups of the day's political and cultural obsessions. Gilbert and Sullivan's productions always rose to the level of social commentary, despite being impertinent, absurd, or inane. Some viewers may take them straight, but what looks like sexism or stereotype was actually a clever strategy of critique. Parody was a powerful...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Music / Individual Composer & Musician
Music / Genres & Styles / Opera
Music / History & Criticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.6 x 24.5 x 3.425 cm
Book Weight:0.852 Kilograms

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