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The only bad thing I can say about the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive is that it's been on the internets for 12 years but has never been posted to Metafilter.
posted by Saucy Intruder (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
"What, never?"
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:09 AM on December 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


No, never.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 8:10 AM on December 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


What, NEVER?
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:11 AM on December 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


Hardly ever!
posted by Saucy Intruder at 8:11 AM on December 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


*bows*
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:14 AM on December 5, 2005


*claps*
posted by amarynth at 8:16 AM on December 5, 2005


Clever.
posted by driveler at 8:31 AM on December 5, 2005


Superb! Applause!
posted by Elpoca at 8:41 AM on December 5, 2005


Divinest nonsense! I had forgotten this site. Thanks, Saucy!
posted by ancientgower at 8:42 AM on December 5, 2005


Ask MetaChats.
posted by orthogonality at 8:45 AM on December 5, 2005


"When a felon's not engaged in his employment (his employment)...tit willow, tit willow, tit willow." The music of my childhood. "Beautiful melodies.
posted by kozad at 9:00 AM on December 5, 2005


Maybe I'm Literarily Challenged (or possibly Intellectually Retarded), but I've never understood the appeal of Gilbert and Sullivan. I've seen a few productions, but nothing that ever made me want to see more. What am I missing? (It's an honest question.)
posted by JeffK at 9:05 AM on December 5, 2005


Oh joy! oh rapture unforeseen!

This is awesome!
posted by solotoro at 9:10 AM on December 5, 2005


What's this - a self link to lyrics for I am the Very Model of a Mefi net contributor? Why, yes!
posted by adrianhon at 9:10 AM on December 5, 2005


Tit Willow Filter.
posted by spicynuts at 9:21 AM on December 5, 2005


Well done Robot Johnny and Saucy Intruder!
posted by herting at 9:30 AM on December 5, 2005


Maybe I'm Literarily Challenged (or possibly Intellectually Retarded)

Nah. G&S is low-brow goofiness. It happens to be low-brow goofiness that I heartily enjoy (to a point) but far be it from me to try to win anyone else over. Either you like it or you don't
posted by Fenriss at 9:32 AM on December 5, 2005


Wow, I'm impressed you guys, nice timing.
posted by allen.spaulding at 9:40 AM on December 5, 2005


In short, in matters veg-e-table, an-i-mal, and min-e-ral, He is the very model of a modern Major-General! Oh, thanks for posting this on a Monday!
posted by Lockjaw at 9:54 AM on December 5, 2005


That was wonderful, adrianhon. I also really enjoyed the Saucy Robot show.
posted by gigawhat? at 10:03 AM on December 5, 2005


What no MP3s? How come no good G&A musical has ever come about?
posted by geoff. at 10:06 AM on December 5, 2005


errr movie, movie version of the musical
posted by geoff. at 10:06 AM on December 5, 2005


Also seen on the simpsons (790k mp3)
posted by yonation at 10:29 AM on December 5, 2005


Topsy-Turvy, Mike Leigh's film about G & S, is both a great introduction to them for the beginner and a treat for the knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
posted by punilux at 10:50 AM on December 5, 2005


This is so timely. If you are in the neighborhood, do catch Harvard-Radcliffe G&S Players's production of "Ruddigore" from 12/8-10. It's delightful.
posted by of strange foe at 11:24 AM on December 5, 2005


Oh joy, oh joy, no words can tell my state of mind delighted!*

Lyrics I distinctly remember from doing The Sorcerer as a youth... and yet I can not find them on this site. Odd, really.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:29 PM on December 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


I'm always thrilled when my local opera company does G&S. Light opera can be a great change of pace, especially after a season of Wagner. I second the 'great timing' comments.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 12:50 PM on December 5, 2005


Worst G&S: "The Sorcerer"

Best G&S: "Gondoliers"

Faze's Favorite G&S "Iolanthe"

G&S in a nutshell: "Trial by Jury"

Best G&S you've probably overlooked: "Princess Ida"

Have good parts, believe it or not: "Utopia Limited" "Grand Duke"

Best Sullivanian solo turn: "In Search of the Lost Chord"
posted by Faze at 1:34 PM on December 5, 2005


I know so little about G&S that I missed both of orthogonality's references on MeCha. As it is, my favorite G&S is Topsy-Turvy, and it isn't even.
posted by OmieWise at 5:56 AM on December 6, 2005


Finally, a way to locate the full score to Trial by Jury! I've been wanting to remake that for years!

I think I wanna listen to Yeoman of the Guard, now. Yeah, that sounds lovely.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:28 PM on December 6, 2005


Geoff, check out Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline in The Pirates of Penzance (1983).
posted by Saucy Intruder at 7:16 PM on December 7, 2005


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