Poppies, Lilies, Poets and Potatoes: An initial Exploration of Aestheticism and its impact on the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan

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Abstract

This study proffers an initial exploration of the impact that the Aesthetic
movement had upon the music, lyrics and costumes which featured in the
operas created by Sir William Schwenk Gilbert (1836-1911) and Sir Arthur
Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900). It will focus specifically on the production of
Patience during its initial staging at the Opera Comique in London, in April 1881,
and subsequent transfer to the Savoy Theatre in October of the same year.
Particular attention will be paid to the costumes worn by the leading performers
and the relationship between these theatrical garments and the clothing worn
by, and associated with, followers of the movement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFashioning opera and musical theatre
Subtitle of host publicationstage costumes from the Late Renaissance to 1900
Place of PublicationVenice
PublisherGiorgio Cini Foundation
Pages560-576
ISBN (Print)9788896445044
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFashioning opera and musical theatre: stage costumes from the Late Renaissance to 1900 - Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
Duration: 29 Mar 20121 Apr 2012
http://www.cini.it/en/events/fashioning-opera-and-musical-theatre-stage-costumes-in-europe-from-the-late-renaissance-to-1900

Conference

ConferenceFashioning opera and musical theatre: stage costumes from the Late Renaissance to 1900
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period29/03/121/04/12
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Keywords

  • Costume
  • Aestheticism
  • Opera
  • Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Design

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