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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; GONDOLIERS, The



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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The
Series Description

The Compleat Gilbert and Sullivan was a monthly series of popular operettas that premiered March 21, 1984. Programs included: IOLANTHE, HMS PINAFORE, PRINCESS IDA, THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, THE GONDOLIERS, TRIAL BY JURY, THE MIKADO, RUDDIGORE (starring Vincent Price and Keith Michell), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE SORCERER, PATIENCE, COX AND BOX.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is the series host. The series aired from 1984 to 1987. Series release date: 1984

Program Description

Keith Michell stars as Don Alhambra del Bolero in this frothy piece of musical theatre in which two gondoliers, allowed to reign the Kindgom of Barataria jointly as king, renounce all social distinctions and busy themselves with the most menial of palace duties. The rightful ruler is finally decided, climaxing in a delightful confusion of identities.



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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Performing Arts
Chicago: “Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; GONDOLIERS, The,” 09/03/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF05882F46164D238035460F1C56814B.
MLA: “Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; GONDOLIERS, The.” 09/03/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF05882F46164D238035460F1C56814B>.
APA: Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; GONDOLIERS, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF05882F46164D238035460F1C56814B
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