March 6, 4:30-5:30pm
Classics 110, U Chicago
1010 E 59th St
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-How far did W. S. Gilbert go in adapting H.M.S. Pinafore for American audiences as U.S.S. Pinafore?
-What led one critic to accuse the very proper Gilbert of ribaldry by creating "a slightly smudged Pinafore"?
-Did Arthur Sullivan really suggest Pinafore over Gilbert’s original title, H.M.S. Semaphore?
Learn about these and other "Secrets of H.M.S. Pinafore" in a lively talk by Ralph MacPhail, Jr. Enjoy a few songs from the Company's upcoming production of H.M.S. Pinafore on March 14-15-16 in Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago. Join other G&S fans after the talk for complimentary drinks and nibbles.
Ralph MacPhail, Jr., is Professor emeritus of Theatre, Bridgewater College of Virginia, where he taught and directed for 33 years. Still residing in Bridgewater “in retirement,” he serves as Artistic Director of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin, and keeps an active schedule of speaking on, writing about, and directing the Savoy operas. An avid collector of anything related to G&S, he also enjoys corresponding with fellow Savoyards.
Sponsors: Department of Music, Nicholson Center for British Studies, and Theatre and Performing Studies at the University of Chicago; and the David Currie Memorial Fund of the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company.
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