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Description - Gilbert and Sullivan's London by Andrew Goodman

Here is a guide book with a difference, for the Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiast as well as the general reader. By moving in and around London, backwards and forwards in time, Andrew Goodman unfolds the story of the most astonishing partnership in the history of British musical entertainment against the authentic background of the era in which it flourished.With much oringinal research and many hitherto unpublished illustrations, Andrew Goodman makes an invaluable contribution to our knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan in this handsome volume, which is already a classic of its kind. The book summons up a bygone era in a predominantly celebratory tone, recalling the lost grandeur of the city's great entertainment palaces, its atmospheric streetlife and nightlife, its splendour and its squalor. Acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh, director of Topsy Turvy the new film about Gilbert and Sullivan set during their collaboration on The Mikado, provides a new Foreword.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571200160
ISBN-10: 0571200168
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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