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The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

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Author: W.S. Gilbert
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 161,806 / 471 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,055 2846
Genre: Drama

William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan collaborated on 14 operas in the period from 1871 to 1896. The are the following: Gondoliers; Grand Duke; H.M.S. Pinafore; Iolanthe; The Mikado; Pirates of Penzance; Princess Ida; Ruddigore; The Sorcerer; Thespis; Trial by Jury; Utopia, Limited; Yeomen of the Guard; Patience

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lmed with them, and carry them with difficulty.)

MAR. and GIU. (their arms full of flowers). O ciel'! O ciel'!

GIRLS. Buon' giorno, cavalieri!

MAR. and GIU. (deprecatingly). Siamo gondolieri.

(To Fia. and Vit.) Signorina, io t' amo!

GIRLS. (deprecatingly). Contadine siamo.

MAR. and GIU. Signorine!

GIRLS (deprecatingly). Contadine!

(Curtseying to Mar. and Giu.) Cavalieri.

MAR. and GIU. (deprecatingly). Gondolieri! Poveri gondolieri!

CHORUS. Buon' giorno, signorine, etc.


We're called gondolieri, But that's a vagary, It's quite honorary The trade that we ply. For gallantry noted Since we were short-coated, To beauty devoted,



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