Gilbert, Sir William Schwenk

(b. 1836)
   Dramatist and humorist. The Palace of Truth (1870), Pygmalion and Galatea (1871), Trial by Jury (1878), Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Yeomen of the Guard, Bab Ballads.

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  • Gilbert, Sir W.S. — ▪ British playwright in full  Sir William Schwenk Gilbert  born Nov. 18, 1836, London died May 29, 1911, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, Eng.       English playwright and humorist best known for his collaboration with Sir Arthur Sullivan (Sullivan, Sir… …   Universalium

  • William Schwenk Gilbert — noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836 1911) • Syn: ↑Gilbert, ↑William Gilbert, ↑William S. Gilbert, ↑Sir William Gilbert • Derivationally related forms: ↑Gilbertian (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • William Schwenk Gilbert — n. William S. Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert (1836 1911), librettist who worked together with Sir Arthur Sullivan on a well known series of comic operettas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sir William Gilbert — noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836 1911) • Syn: ↑Gilbert, ↑William Gilbert, ↑William S. Gilbert, ↑William Schwenk Gilbert • Derivationally related forms: ↑Gilbertian (fo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sir William Gilbert — n. William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert (1836 1911), librettist who worked together with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a well known series of comic operettas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gilbert — noun 1. a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836 1911) • Syn: ↑William Gilbert, ↑William S. Gilbert, ↑William Schwenk Gilbert, ↑Sir William Gilbert • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • William Gilbert — noun 1. a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836 1911) • Syn: ↑Gilbert, ↑William S. Gilbert, ↑William Schwenk Gilbert, ↑Sir William Gilbert • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • William S. Gilbert — noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836 1911) • Syn: ↑Gilbert, ↑William Gilbert, ↑William Schwenk Gilbert, ↑Sir William Gilbert • Derivationally related forms: ↑Gilbertian ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • William S. Gilbert — n. William Schwenk Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert (1836 1911), librettist who worked together with Sir Arthur Sullivan on a well known series of comic operettas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gilbert — prop. n. William Schwenk Gilbert, an English dramatist born at London Nov. 18, 1836. He is most famous for his collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan on a number of humorous light operas which are known as Gilbert and Sullivan Operas . His first …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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