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
    Internet address

    Keywords

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

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