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The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive   W. S. Gilbert 1836-1911

 
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was the most brilliant dramatist of Victorian England. He was also a prolific journalist and humorous poet and he achieved worldwide fame through his long collaboration with Arthur Sullivan on the Savoy Operas.

To many he seemed difficult and quarrelsome but to others he showed both kindness and generosity.

He was responsible for the building of London's Garrick Theatre and was knighted in 1907.


His Life

His Legacy

Interviews — From time to time Gilbert gave interviews to the press. These have been collected and transcribed by Arthur Robinson.

Letters to Various Publications — contributed to the G&S Archive by Arthur Robinson.

Collections of Works by Gilbert (from The Internet Archive)

  • Original Plays, (First Series) published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co., New York [from the Internet Archive] External Link
  • Original Plays (First Series, 1894) published by Chatto & Windus [from the Internet Archive]
  • Original Plays (Second Series, 1899) published by Chatto & Windus [from the Internet Archive] External Link
  • Original Plays (Third Series, 1895) published by Chatto & Windus [from the Internet Archive] External Link
  • Original Plays (Fourth Series, 1911) published by Chatto & Windus [from the Internet Archive] External Link
  • Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs, published by Henry Altemus, Philadelphia [from the Internet Archive] External Link
  • Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs, published by Henry Altemus, Philadelphia [from the Internet Archive] External Link

Books about Gilbert and the Savoy Operas (from The Internet Archive)

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