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Secrets of a Savoyard
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A SAVOYARD BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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The literature about Savoy Opera forms a regular library. A great deal of it has been contributed to newspapers and magazines. For the latter the reader should consult Poole's "Index to Periodical Literature" and its successor, "The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature." The following list contains the chief books about the Savoyards.

Editors Note: This bibliography is from a book published in 1922. Many books have been published on these subjects since this bibliography was compiled.

GILBERT.

  • W. S. GILBERT: By Edith A. Browne. Stars of the Stage Series. London : John Lane. 1907.

      8vo: pp. xii + 96 + 15 plates, one of them showing Gilbert in a kilt as a (3rd) Gordon Highlander (1868-78) : gives a list of Gilbert's plays. The operas are dealt with by themselves (pp. 55 - 84). There is a photograph of H. A. Lytton in "Patience" (facing p.58).

  • SIR WILLIAM S. GILBERT: A study in modern satire : a handbook on Gilbert and the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. By Isaac Goldberg, M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard.) Boston - Stratford Publishing Co., 1913.
    • 8vo. pp. 156. The operas are discussed pp. 83 - 146. "The character of Pooh-Bah is perhaps the greatest single creation of Gilbert's."

  • RECOLLECTIONS OF GILBERT. By G. W. Smalley. McClure's Magazine (January 1903), xx., 302 - 304.
  • REAL CONVERSATION WITH GILBERT. By William Archer. Critic, New York (September 1901), xxxix, 240 - 240. [sic]
    • Mr. Archer's article on Gilbert as a dramatist in the St. James's Magazine, London, in 1881 (xlix, 287), was one of the first critical appreciations of Gilbert on a big scale.

  • GILBERT'S HUMOUR. By Max Beerbohm. Saturday Review, xcvii, 619; xcix, 696.
  • THE GENIUS OF GILBERT. Blackwood's Magazine (July 1911), cxcix, 121 - 128.
  • THE ENGLISH ARISTOPHANES. By Walter Sichel. Fortnightly Review (October 1911), xciv, 681 - 704.
  • THE LIBRETTOS OF W. S. GILBERT. By G. H. Powell. Temple Bar, cxxv, 36.
  • MR. GILBERT AS A LIBRETTIST. By J. M. Bulloch. Evening Gazette, Aberdeen (June 16, 17, 1890).
    • This was originally an address delivered to the Aberdeen University Literary Society, November 16, 1888. J. M. Bulloch also dealt with "The Pretty Wit of Mr. Gilbert" in the Sketch, June 12, 1898. "Mr. Gilbert's Majority as a Savoyard," in the Sketch, Sept. 9, 1898; and "The work of W. S. Gilbert," illustrated in the Bookbuyer, New York, January, 1899.

  • GILBERT'S PROFITS FROM LIBRETTO. By G. Middleton. Bookman, New York (October, 1908), xxviii, 116 - 123.
  • SIR W. S. GILBERT. Leading article and biography in The Times, May 30, 1911, pp. 11 - 12.
  • PORTRAITS. Ten reproductions are inventoried in the A.L.A. Portrait Index (Washington, 1908: p. 378) including those by Rudolf Lehman and "Spy" in Vanity Fair (1881 : xiii., plate 13.).

SULLIVAN.

  • SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN, HIS LIFE AND MUSIC. By B. W. Findon, London: James Nisbet and Company, 1904.
    • 8vo. pp. viii + 214 + [2] : portrait of Sullivan. Dedicated to Mr. Findon's aunt, Mary Clementina Sullivan, 1811 - 82, mother of Sir Arthur. List of Sullivan's works (pp. 204 - 2I4) : section specially devoted to the Savoy Opera (pp. 94 - 126). This book was reprinted by Sisley's Ltd. [1908] as "Sir Arthur Sullivan and his Operas."

  • SULLIVAN. By Sir George Grove. Dictionary of Music (1908), iv, 743 - 747.
  • SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN : Life story, letters, and reminiscences. By Arthur Lawrence; with critique by B. W. Findon; and bibliography by W. Bendall. London: James Bowden, 1899.
    • 8vo. pp. xvi. + 360 + 11 plates + [8]. There are 19 illustrations, showing Sullivan at the ages of 12, 15, 25, 44, 52, and 57, with eight facsimiles of letters or scores. M. Findon's critique occupies pp. 288 - 326 and the bibliography, pp. 327 - 360.

  • SOUVENIR OF SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN, Mus. Doc., M.V.O. ; a brief sketch of his life. By Walter J. Wells. London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1901.
    • 8vo. pp. viii. + 106 with 49 illustrations. Contains "Sullivan and Gilbert" (pp. 15 - 31) : "D'Oyly Carte" (pp. 32 - 46) : "American Success" (pp. 47 - 54.) List of his works (pp. 98 - 104).

  • ARTHUR SULLIVAN. By H. Saxe Wyndham. London: George Bell and Sons, 1903.
    • 8vo. pp. x + 80, with eight illustrations. Dedicated "to my wife through whose skill as a musician the never ending delights of Sullivan's music were first unfolded to me." One of Bell's Miniature Series of Musicians.

  • PORTRAITS. Twenty-one reproductions are inventoried in the A.L.A. Portrait Index (Washington, 1908: p. 1405) including those by Millais and by "Ape" in Vanity Fair (1874: vi., plate 81).

CARTE.

    The starting of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas : a letter written by R. D'Oy1y Carte in 1877 to "My Lord" (unnamed), apropos of a proposal to form a small company to produce the operas. Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette, May 1, 1907.

    The petition by the Savoy Theatre and Operas, Ltd., and Reduced, for the approval of the Court to the reduction of the capital from £73,000 to £41,250 was heard before Mr. Justice Walton, August 26, 1903 (Times, August 27). This led to a very interesting letter from Gilbert in the Times (Aug. 28) and one in the Telegraph by Mrs. Carte (Aug. 29).

  • PORTRAITS. Four reproductions are inventoried in the A.L.A. Portrait Index (Washington, 1908 : p.259)., including that by "Spy" in Vanity Fair (1891 : xxiii., plate 498).

THE SAVOY OPERAS.

  • GILBERT, SULLIVAN, AND D'OYLY CARTE : Reminiscences of the Savoy and the Savoyards. By Francois Cellier and Cunningham Bridgeman. London: Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1914.
    • 8vo. pp. xxiv + 443 : with 63 portraits and other illustrations and six facsimile letters ; and a complete set of casts at the Savoy (pp. 425 - 435). The collaboration between Mr. Cellier and Mr. Bridgeman (pp. 3 - 163) was ended by the former's death, January 5, 1914. The rest of the book (pp. 164 - 422) was done by Mr. Bridgeman.

  • THE SAVOY OPERA AND THE SAVOYARDS. By Percy Fitzgerald, M.A., F.S.A. ; with six illustrations. London: Chatto and Windus, 1894.
    • 8vo. pp. xvi, 248. Most of the illustrations are pen and ink drawings.

  • GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA: a history and a comment. By H. M. Walbrook: with a foreword by Sir Henry Wood. London: F. V. White and Co., Ltd., 1920.
    • 8vo. pp. 155 + [3] + 4 plates, including two drawings by H. M. Bateman and a reproduction of the Sullivan Memorial in the Victoria Embankment Gardens; with 42 pen and ink sketches in the text: Short bibliography (p. 155).

  • GILBERT AND SULLIVAN JOTTINGS. By Shelford Walsh [Harrogate?] coach to the principal operatic societies in the United Kingdom [I903].
    • 16 mo. : pp. 24 + cover. Contains little stories about the operas. Price 4d.

  • SAVOYARDS ON TOUR : a description of the various companies on the road. Sketch, June 13, 1894.
  • SAVOYARD DINNER, given by the O.P. Club in the Hotel Cecil, December 30, 1906. Gilbert's historical speech on this occasion was printed verbatim in the Daily Telegraph, December 31, 1906.

BARRINGTON.

  • RUTLAND BARRINGTON : a record of thirty-five years' experience on the English stage. By Himself ; with a preface by Sir William S. Gilbert, London: Grant Richards, 1908.
    • 8vo. pp. 270 + 31 illustrations and coloured portrait on the cover. Printed at Plymouth. Dedicated to "My good friend, Mrs. D'Oyly Carte." The Savoy is dealt with pp. 25 - 86.

  • MORE RUTLAND BARRINGTON. By Himself, London: Grant Richards, 1911.
    • 8vo. pp. 233 + [1] + 15 illustrations, including one of H. A. Lytton as the Pirate King. Printed in Edinburgh.

GROSSMITH.

  • A SOCIETY CLOWN : reminiscences. By George Grossmith. Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, 1888.
    • 8vo. pp. iv + 182. Forming vol. 31 of Arrowsmith's Bristol Library. Chapter on Gilbert and Sullivan pp. 91 - 125. In "Piano and I" (1910), he describes (pp. 11 - 18) why he left the Savoy. See also "The Diary of Nobody" (1892).

LYTTON.

  • MEMORIES OF A MERRYMAN. By H. A. Lytton. Graphic Nov. 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 1921.
    • This consists of some extracts from the present volume.


LONDON PRODUCTIONS

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THE SAVOY OPERAS.

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Withdrawn.

Performances.

Trial by Jury

The Sorcerer

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H.M.S. Pinafore

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Patience

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Iolanthe

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Princess Ida

The Mikado

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Ruddigore

The Yeomen of the Guard

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The Gondoliers

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Royalty

Opera Comique

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Mar. 25, 1875

Nov. 17, 1877

Oct. 11, 1884

Sep. 22, 1898

May 25, 1878

Feb. 20, 1880

Nov. 12, 1887

June 6, 1889

July 14, 1908

Apl. 3, 1880

Mar. 17, 1888

June 30, 1900

Dec. 1, 1909

Apl. 23, 1881

Oct. 10, 1881

Nov. 7, 1900

Apl. 4, 1907

Nov. 25, 1882

Dec. 7, 1901

June 11, 1907

Oct. 19th, 1908

Jan. 5, 1884

Mar. 14, 1885

Jan. 7, 1888

Nov. 6, 1895

July 11, 1896

Apl. 28, 1908

Jan. 22, 1887

Oct. 3, 1888

May 5, 1897

Dec. 8, 1906

Mar. 1, 1909

Dec. 7, 1889

Mar. 22, 1898

July 18, 1898

Jan. 22, 1907

Jan. 18, 1909

Dec. 18, 1875

May 22, 1878

Mar. 12, 1885

Dec. 31, 1898

Dec. 16, 1879

Mar. 20, 1880

Mar. 10, 1888

Nov. 25, 1889

Repertory Season

Apl. 2, 1881

June 6, 1888

Nov. 3, 1900

Repertory Season

Oct. 8, 1881

Nov. 22, 1882

Apl. 20, 1901

Repertory Season

Jan. 1, 1884

Mar. 29, 1902

Repertory Season

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Oct. 9, 1884

Jan. 19, 1887

Sept. 29, 1888

Mar. 4, 1896

Feb. 17, 1897

Repertory Season

Nov. 5, 1887

Nov. 30, 1889

Nov. 20, 1897

Repertory Season

Repertory Season

June 20, 1891

May 21, 1898

Sep. 17, 1898

Repertory Season

Repertory Season

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150

102

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120

174

61

363

80

127

43

170

448

150

51

398

113

42

38

246

672

116

127

226

142

288

423

186

90

28

554

62

63

76

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