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The Wit and Satire of Gilbert & Sullivan – T315 (Face to Face & Online)

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7 February 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GMT

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Date: 7 February 2024
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Cost:
£5.00
Reference Code:
T315
Location:
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

Overview

Dr Stephen Goss

‘No tolerance of undeserving rank and splendour’

Discover the witty commentary on contemporary society with a look at the stories behind some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous, and less well-known, pieces of music. Uncover the thinly veiled satire of some of the plots, what motivated Gilbert to write certain operas, and unmask the characters who were deliberate parodies of certain specific Victorian politicians and notables.

This talk provides context to the operas, but also gives an insight into British society, history, culture, and world view in the Victorian era. If you are interested in British Nineteenth Century history – this is the talk for you!

This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.

Booking in advance is recommended.

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