Well-formed andLarge, or, does he enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan

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Well-formed andLarge, or, does he enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan

Postby Einar Lo on Thu Apr 10, 2003 2:43 pm

I was listening to Grand Duke (One of Gilbert and Suullivan's most obscure operettas), and suddenly heard the line I have put in bold:

Were I a king in very truth,
And had a son--a guileless youth--
In probable succession;
To teach him patience, teach him tact,
How promptly in a fix to act,
He should adopt, in point of fact,
A manager's profession.
To that condition he should stoop
(Despite a too fond mother),
With eight or ten "stars" in his troupe,
All jealous of each other!
Oh, the man who can rule a theatrical crew,
Each member a genius (and some of them two),
And manage to humour them, little and great,
Can govern this tuppenny State!

ALL. Oh, the man, etc.

Both A and B rehearsal slight--
They say they'll be "all right at night"
(They've both to go to school yet);
C in each act must change her dress,
D will attempt to "square the press";
E won't play Romeo unless
His grandmother plays Juliet;
F claims all hoydens as her rights
(She's played them thirty seasons);
And G must show herself in tights
For two convincing reasons--
Two very well-shaped reasons!

Oh, the man who can drive a theatrical team,
With wheelers and leaders in order supreme,
Can govern and rule, with a wave of his fin,
All Europe--with Ireland thrown in!



It's almost surely a coincedence, unless the next MitDoP involves, say, elements of Iolanthe, but it's a bit weird when two of yer favourite things start resonating =)
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