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[ Pdf The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu ✓ drag PDF ] by W.S. Gilbert Ç A funny play about Victorian English culture, disguise in Japanese fashion.
A Lighthearted Burlesque Of Victorian English Culture And The Vagaries Of Love, The Mikado Offers An Ideal Matching Of William Schwenck Gilbert S Elegant Comedic Gifts With Arthur Sullivan S Agile And Refined Musicianship The Tale Unfolds Amid A Fanciful Version Of Japanese Society, In Which A Wandering Minstrel Has The Misfortune To Fall In Love With The Beautiful Ward Of The Lord High Executioner Of TitipuThe Sparkling Lyrics And Witty Dialogue Of This Comic Masterpiece Are As Much A Delight To read As They Are To Hear With Musical Accompaniment The Complete Libretto Is Reprinted In This Edition From The Standard Performance Text Of The Mikado, Complete With Nine Charming Illustrations Drawn By W S Gilbert Himself This is quite funny I found myself singing rather than reading the chorus portions.
4 stars read as part of The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan on my Kindle while I watched listened to it on video.
As I said in my reviews of H.
S Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, I would never recommend reading these without watching or at least listening to the performance, as the songs are at the heart of Gilbert and Sullivan s operas However, I often find it hard to tell what the words are so watching while having the text in front of me was a great help especially in those cross singing duets.
Funny and a brilliant tale set in Shogun Japan With witty and dramatic characters, there is nothing lacking in this story of love and power Although not all the songs sustain a similar level of excellence, the music is still to be very much admired.
Following in the tradition of placing plays in faraway locations in order to better criticize Victorian society, this time around W.
S Gilbert sets the play in Japan Now if you are looking for historical accuracy, then you ve got the wrong play This operatic act puts a heavy emphasis on comedy and wordplay, while managing to create a satire on the romantic entanglements of the upper class and criticizing social norms and institutions.
S See this live, it s great I m really very sorry for you all, but it s an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances 3.
5 stars Plenty of classically funny and clever bits, but it s a little long winded in places.
The Mikado is the story of the son of the Japanese emperor or Mikado who returns to his native village after a year spent fleeing from the elderly Katisha, a woman in his father s court who loves him He comes back to pursue his beloved Yum Yum, but is is initially forbidden to marry her by her guardian Ko Ko Plot development in the play is propelled by the revelation of legal complications previously unknown The play essentially follows Nanki Poo s quest to marry Yum Yum by surmounting a number of legal obstacles and catch 22s A decree that makes flirting a capital punishment is circumvented by villagers by promoting the tailor Ko Ko to the position of Lord High Executioner Guilty of flirting, he can t hang himself that would be awkward The lovelorn Nanki Poo is on the verge of suicide after he learns that he can t marry Ko Ko at the same time the Mikado an It s a pity the somewhat offensive racial stereotypes used ironically in The Mikado have made it increasingly difficult to produce, because as the Big Three go, The Mikado is the wackiest by far With mediocre musicians, officious and gleefully corrupt bureaucrats, beautiful but airheaded maidens, topsy turvy logic and the usual half hearted romantic resolutions, and a heavier load of mid story plot twists than usual, The Mikado clips along, with many of the most famous songs in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon.