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Gilbert's The Princess was based on Tennyson's poem of the same name, which was published in 1847. Essentially, the plot of Tennyson's The Princess is as follows:
This plot is carried through faithfully in Gilbert's The Princess, although with variations which are Gilbert's own. David Fidler made a detailed comparison of Tennyson's original with the libretto of Princess Ida.
Cast of the production at the Olympic Theatre.
Review of the production at the Olympic Theatre from The Times.
WEB VERSION OF THE LIBRETTO
The web version of Gilbert's The Princess was created by Steve Sullivan from the libretto that was submitted to the Archive by Harriet Meyer.
Gilbert's The Princess is also available in the following formats:
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