The Bab Ballads
of W. S. Gilbert, admirably introduced and annotated by James Ellis, is a real treat. (New Yorker
Thanks to Mr. Ellis, all the known poems...dress-rehearsals as it were for the operas, are now printed together. And of course they are accompanied by the original Chesterton-delighting illustrations. (Christian Science Monitor
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About the Author
has been directing and performing in Gilbert and Sullivan operas for almost fifty years. He was for many years Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College.