The criticism collected here, first published in the comic weekly Fun, is often written in the form of dramatic spoofs. It is placed in context with a discussion of the milieu in which Gilbert worked.
While furthering the reader's knowledge of his work and chronicling the mid-Victorian stage its immediate effect will surely be to make the reader laugh.
Hardback, 226pp, 10 illus., (2000), ISBN 085430 068 6, £15 ($30) inc. p&p.
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17th October 2014