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Gilbert & Sullivan: A Motley Pair [2 Discs]

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Curiously, although lyricist {$William S. Gilbert} (1836-1911) and composer {$Arthur Sullivan} (1842-1900) now claim legions of fans, they've also drawn just as many detractors, the majority of whom condemn their music as "overblown." This five-part miniseries not only falls into the former camp, but argues that the duo almost single-handedly paved the way for the development of 20th Century musical theater, and have inestimably influenced many neighboring theatrical forms. With observations from such contemporary admirers as {$Germaine Greer}, {$Michael Ball}, {$Sir Charles Mackerras} and {$Sir Jonathan Miller}, this program discusses events from the tumultuous lives of both artists - from their emergence under the aegis and tutelage of producer {$Richard D'Oyly Carte}, who founded the Savoy Theatre in their honor, to their history-making collaborations on {+The Mikado} and {+H.M.S. Pinafore}, to a disagreement over a carpet that nearly brought their relationship to a permanent end. Longtime {$Gilbert} and {$Sullivan} actor and singer {$Simon Butteriss} hosts. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Starring: Simon Butteriss as G&S Soloist
Victoria Byron as G&S Soloist
Bruce Graham as G&S Soloist
Gareth Jones as G&S Soloist
Charlotte Page as G&S Soloist
Jill Pert as G&S Soloist
Oliver White as G&S Soloist
Michael Ball as Commentator
Dr. Jane Glover as Commentator
Germaine Greer as
Nicholas Hytner as
Gillian Knight as
Felicity Lott as
Charles Mackerras as
Valerie Masterson as
Jonathan Miller as
Edward Seckerson as
Thomas Round as
Sandy Wilson as

Directed By: Director: Tony Britten
Producer: Tony Britten
Screenwriter: Simon Butteriss
Presented by: Simon Butteriss
Musical Performer: Simon Butteriss

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

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Release Date: 04 Jun 2020

Run Time: 150

Boxed-Product Weight: -

Quick Code: QCMV18164615

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