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Some commentators have interpreted the predatory walrus and carpenter as representing, respectively, Buddha because the walrus is large and Jesus the carpenter being the trade Jesus was raised in. In the poem, the two title characters, while walking along a beach, find a bed of oysters and proceed to eat the lot. The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!

We also include a handy glossary of the nonsense words Carroll used in — and invented for — the poem. The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note …. But which is male and which female out of the owl and the pussycat? Are they both the same gender? We actually have a firm answer, supplied by Lear himself: in the little-known sequel he wrote to the poem , it is revealed that the owl is male and the pussycat female.

This nonsense poem is also a story of lost love, involving the titular Dong, a creature with a long glow-in-the-dark nose fashioned from tree-bark and a lamp , who falls in love with the Jumbly girl, only to be abandoned by her. Towards the end of the poem, Lear tells us that the Dong constructed his famous luminous nose in response to the loss of his Jumbly Girl: he gathered bark from the Twangum tree and wove a nose for himself, painted red, and tied to the back of his head with cords.

And the Dong, using his luminous nose as a sort of searchlight, wanders the land all night every night, in search of his Jumbly Girl. Though some at my aversion smile, I cannot love the crocodile. Its conduct does not seem to me Consistent with sincerity …. Prince Hilarion and his father, King Hildebrand, await the arrival of Princess Ida to whom he was betrothed as an infant and her father King Gama. But Gama arrives without his daughter -- she has founded a women's University, and given up the company of men!

But Hilarion and his friends determine to infiltrate the University, dressed as women Photos by Sheldon Brown. Release Hilarion, then, and be his bride, Or you'll incur the guilt of fratricide! The son of the Mikado of Japan, disguised as a wandering minstrel in order to escape his father's order to marry the elderly Katisha, finds that the girl he loves is to engaged to be married to the Lord High Executioner of Titipu.

But that's the least of his worries when his father at Katisha show up searching for him. Young Robin Oakapple and Sweet Rose Maybud are in love, but too shy to tell each other until Robin's foster-brother, Richard Dauntless a sailor woos her himself. But Young Robin is secretly none other than Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, Baronet of Ruddigore -- the latest in a noble line cursed to do an evil deed each and every day, or be tortured to death by the ghosts of his ancestors! Hold, bride and bridegroom, ere you wed each other -- I claim young Robin as my elder brother! Colonel Fairfax, sentenced to die in an hour on a false charge of sorcery, marries Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer.

But then he escapes, causing complications. At the end Elsie's boyfriend, Jack Point, dies of a broken heart. Or does he? The nearest that Gilbert and Sullivan working together came to grand opera. Two Venetian gondoliers marry -- then learn that one of them is the King of Barataria, and was married in infancy to Casilda, daughter of the Duke of Plaza-Toro. Unfortunately, nobody knows which of them is the king Photo by Sherman Hanna. Come, let's away - our island crown awaits me Princess Zara of the Kingdom of Utopia returns from England, bringing with her the Flowers of Progress to teach the naive Utopians how to make their country as great and glorous as England.

Yet, somehow, everything doesn't quite seem right As leading comedian Ludwig prepares to marry the soubrette, Lisa, their company achieves an opportunity to act on their conspiracy to overthrow the Grand Duke of Pfennig-Halbfennig, and Ludwig becomes the Grand Duke. Unfortunately, several other women have a prior claim on the Grand Duke's hand in marriage! Allow me to present your new grand duchess. Should she offend, you'll graciously excuse her, and kindly recollect -- I didn't choose her! Thespis The Gods on Mount Olympus are old and tired, so decide to take a vacation to earth while a group of traveling actors take their place. Gilbert, having determined to leave his own country alone for a while, sought elsewhere for a subject suitable to his peculiar humour.

A trifling accident inspired him with an idea. One day an old Japanese sword that, for years, had been hanging on the wall of his study, fell from its place. This incident directed his attention to Japan. Just at that time a company of Japanese had arrived in England and set up a little village of their own in Knightsbridge. The story is an appealing one, but it is largely fictional. In both interviews the sword was mentioned, and in one of them he said it was the inspiration for the opera, though he never said the sword had fallen.

What puts the entire story in doubt is Cellier and Bridgeman's error concerning the Japanese exhibition in Knightsbridge : [11] it did not open until 10 January , almost two months after Gilbert had already completed Act I. A day or so later Gilbert was striding up and down his library in the new house at Harrington Gardens, fuming at the impasse, when a huge Japanese sword decorating the wall fell with a clatter to the floor. Gilbert picked it up. His perambulations stopped. His journalistic mind, always quick to seize on topicalities, turned to a Japanese Exhibition which had recently been opened in the neighbourhood.

Gilbert had seen the little Japanese men and women from the Exhibition shuffling in their exotic robes through the streets of Knightsbridge. Now he sat at his writing desk and picked up the quill pen. He began making notes in his plot-book. The story was dramatised in more or less this form in the film Topsy-Turvy. This made the time ripe for an opera set in Japan. In an interview with the New-York Daily Tribune , Gilbert said that the short stature of Leonora Braham , Jessie Bond and Sybil Grey "suggested the advisability of grouping them as three Japanese school-girls", the opera's "three little maids". He also recounted that a young Japanese lady, a tea server at the Japanese village, came to rehearsals to coach the three little maids in Japanese dance.

Gentlemen of the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu are gathered "If you want to know who we are". A handsome but poor minstrel, Nanki-Poo, arrives and introduces himself "A wand'ring minstrel I". He inquires about his beloved, a schoolgirl called Yum-Yum, who is a ward of Ko-Ko formerly a cheap tailor. One of the gentlemen, Pish-Tush, explains that when the Mikado decreed that flirting was a capital crime, the Titipu authorities frustrated the decree by appointing Ko-Ko, a prisoner condemned to death for flirting, to the post of Lord High Executioner "Our great Mikado, virtuous man". As Ko-Ko was the next prisoner scheduled to be decapitated, the town authorities reasoned that he could "not cut off another's head until he cut his own off", and since Ko-Ko was not likely to try to execute himself, no executions could take place.

However, all of the town's officials except the haughty nobleman, Pooh-Bah, proved too proud to serve under an ex-tailor, and they resigned. Pooh-Bah now holds all their posts and collects all their salaries. Ko-Ko enters "Behold the Lord High Executioner" and asserts himself by reading off a list of people "who would not be missed" if they were executed "As some day it may happen" , such as people "who eat peppermint and puff it in your face". Pooh-Bah does not think that the girls have shown him enough respect "So please you, sir".

Ko-Ko sends him away, but Nanki-Poo manages to meet with his beloved and reveals his secret to Yum-Yum: he is the son and heir of the Mikado, but travels in disguise to avoid the amorous advances of Katisha, an elderly lady of his father's court. They lament that the law forbids them to flirt "Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted". Ko-Ko and Pooh-Bah receive news that the Mikado has just decreed that unless an execution is carried out in Titipu within a month, the town will be reduced to the rank of a village, which would bring "irretrievable ruin".

Pooh-Bah and Pish-Tush point to Ko-Ko himself as the obvious choice for beheading, since he was already under sentence of death "I am so proud". Ko-Ko argues, however, that, firstly, it would be "extremely difficult, not to say dangerous", for someone to attempt their own beheading, and secondly, it would be suicide, which is a capital offence. After ascertaining that nothing would change Nanki-Poo's mind, Ko-Ko makes a bargain with him: Nanki-Poo may marry Yum-Yum for one month if, at the end of that time, he allows himself to be executed.

Ko-Ko would then marry the young widow. Everyone arrives to celebrate Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum's union "With aspect stern and gloomy stride" , but the festivities are interrupted by the arrival of Katisha, who has come to claim Nanki-Poo as her husband. However, the townspeople are sympathetic to the young couple, and Katisha's attempts to reveal Nanki-Poo's secret are drowned out by the shouting of the crowd. Outwitted but not defeated, Katisha makes it clear that she intends to be avenged.

Yum-Yum is being prepared by her friends for her wedding "Braid the raven hair" , after which she muses on her own beauty "The sun whose rays". Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo return to remind her of the limited duration of her impending union. Joined by Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, they try to keep their spirits up "Brightly dawns our wedding-day" , but soon Ko-Ko and Pooh-Bah enter to inform them of a twist in the law that states that when a married man is beheaded for flirting, his wife must be buried alive "Here's a how-de-do".

Yum-Yum is unwilling to marry under these circumstances, and so Nanki-Poo challenges Ko-Ko to behead him on the spot. It turns out, however, that the soft-hearted Ko-Ko has never executed anyone and cannot execute Nanki-Poo. Ko-Ko instead sends Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum away to be wed by Pooh-Bah, as Archbishop of Titipu , promising to present to the Mikado a false affidavit in evidence of the fictitious execution. The Mikado describes his system of justice "A more humane Mikado". Ko-Ko assumes that the ruler has come to see whether an execution has been carried out. Aided by Pitti-Sing and Pooh-Bah, he graphically describes the supposed execution "The criminal cried" and hands the Mikado the certificate of death, signed and sworn to by Pooh-Bah as coroner.

Ko-Ko notes slyly that most of the town's important officers that is, Pooh-Bah were present at the ceremony. However, the Mikado has come about an entirely different matter; he is searching for his son. When they hear that the Mikado's son "goes by the name of Nanki-Poo", the three panic, and Ko-Ko says that Nanki-Poo "has gone abroad". Meanwhile, Katisha is reading the death certificate and notes with horror that the person executed was Nanki-Poo. The Mikado, though expressing understanding and sympathy "See How the Fates" , discusses with Katisha the statutory punishment "for compassing the death of the heir apparent" to the Imperial throne — something lingering, "with boiling oil With the three conspirators facing painful execution, Ko-Ko pleads with Nanki-Poo to reveal himself to his father.

Nanki-Poo fears that Katisha will demand his execution if she finds he is alive, but he suggests that if Katisha could be persuaded to marry Ko-Ko, then Nanki-Poo could safely "come to life again", as Katisha would have no claim on him "The flowers that bloom in the spring". Ko-Ko finds Katisha mourning her loss "Alone, and yet alive" and throws himself on her mercy. He begs for her hand in marriage, saying that he has long harboured a passion for her. Katisha initially rebuffs him, but is soon moved by his story of a bird who died of heartbreak "Tit-willow". She agrees "There is beauty in the bellow of the blast" and, once the ceremony is performed by Pooh-Bah, the Registrar , she begs for the Mikado's mercy for him and his accomplices.

Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum then reappear, sparking Katisha's fury. The Mikado is astonished that Nanki-Poo is alive, as the account of his execution had been given with such "affecting particulars". Ko-Ko explains that when a royal command for an execution is given, the victim is, legally speaking, as good as dead, "and if he is dead, why not say so? The Mikado had the longest original run of the Savoy Operas. It also had the quickest revival: after Gilbert and Sullivan's next work, Ruddigore , closed relatively quickly, three operas were revived to fill the interregnum until The Yeomen of the Guard was ready, including The Mikado , just 17 months after its first run closed. From then on, The Mikado was a constant presence on tour.

From until the Company's closure in , there was no year in which a D'Oyly Carte company or several of them was not presenting it. The Mikado was revived again while The Grand Duke was in preparation. When it became clear that that opera was not a success, The Mikado was given at matinees, and the revival continued when The Grand Duke closed after just three months. In —07, Helen Carte , the widow of Richard D'Oyly Carte , mounted a repertory season at the Savoy, but The Mikado was not performed, as it was thought that visiting Japanese royalty might be offended by it.

It was included, however, in Mrs. Carte's second repertory season, in — New costume designs were created by Charles Ricketts for the season and were used until In America, as had happened with H. Pinafore , the first productions were unauthorised, but once D'Oyly Carte's American production opened in August , it was a success, earning record profits, and Carte formed several companies to tour the show in North America.

During , Carte was touring five Mikado companies in North America. Carte toured the opera in and again in in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Thousands of amateur productions have been mounted throughout the English-speaking world and beyond since the s. The Mikado is a comedy that deals with themes of death and cruelty. This works only because Gilbert treats these themes as trivial, even lighthearted issues. Other examples of this are when self-decapitation is described as "an extremely difficult, not to say dangerous, thing to attempt", and also as merely "awkward".

When a discussion occurs of Nanki-Poo's life being "cut short in a month", the tone remains comic and only mock-melancholy. Burial alive is described as "a stuffy death". Finally, execution by boiling oil or by melted lead is described by the Mikado as a "humorous but lingering" punishment. Death is treated as a businesslike event in Gilbert's topsy-turvy world. Ko-Ko also treats his bloody office as a profession, saying, "I can't consent to embark on a professional operation unless I see my way to a successful result. Ko-Ko's final speech affirms that death has been, throughout the opera, a fiction, a matter of words that can be dispelled with a phrase or two: being dead and being "as good as dead" are equated.

In a review of the original production of The Mikado , after praising the show generally, the critic noted that the show's humour nevertheless depends on "unsparing exposure of human weaknesses and follies — things grave and even horrible invested with a ridiculous aspect — all the motives prompting our actions traced back to inexhaustible sources of selfishness and cowardice Decapitation, disembowelment, immersion in boiling oil or molten lead are the eventualities upon which [the characters'] attention and that of the audience is kept fixed with gruesome persistence The term was commonly used by the English in the 19th century but became obsolete. By setting the opera in a foreign land, Gilbert felt able to more sharply criticise British society and institutions.

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