W.S. Gilbert’s Theatrical Criticism

Edited by Jane W. Stedman

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 W.S. 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; 226 pp, 10 ill.,  ISBN 085430 068 6

A collection of humorous criticism by W.S. Gilbert, first published in the comic weekly Fun, offering an insight into another aspect of Gilbert’s work and the mid-Victorian stage

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