Ruddigore, or, The Witch's Curse

Ruddigore or The Witch s Curse Complete vocal score Libretto

  • Title: Ruddigore, or, The Witch's Curse
  • Author: W.S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780571529001
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Complete vocal score Libretto.

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    1. ROBINMy boy, you may take it from me, That of all the afflictions accurstWith which a man's saddled And hampered and addled,A diffident nature's the worst.Though clever as clever can be – A Crichton of early romance – You must stir it and stump it, And blow your own trumpet,Or, trust me, you haven't a chance!If you wish in the world to advance,Your merits you're bound to enhance,You must stir it and stump it, And blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance! ROBIN AND RICHARDIf [...]

    2. Read as part of The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan while watching a performance (a YouTube video).Ruddigore was fun but not quite as good as the best Gilbert and Sullivan.

    3. This is, among Gilbert and Sullivan shows, "the weird one." Seemingly crammed with a number of ideas that never quite gel together, Ruddigore combines professional bridesmaids, mistaken identities, a hearty but rustic sailor, a witch's curse and a haunted castle, then throws in an obvious caricature of Ophelia on top of it all. These elements never entirely fit together, which may account for the abrupt deus ex machina of the ending. Nonetheless, it's a fascinating look at the more experimental [...]

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