The Mikado 1910-1920 Original Vintage Poster
1910-1920s original vintage poster of THE MIKADO, printed for the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Gilbert and Sullivan refer to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). The two men collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado are among the best known. Gilbert, who wrote the words, created fanciful "topsy-turvy" worlds for these operas where each absurdity is taken to its logical conclusion—fairies rub elbows with British lords, flirting is a capital offense, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy, and pirates turn out to be noblemen who have gone wrong. Sullivan, six years Gilbert's junior, composed the music, contributing memorable melodies that could convey both humor and pathos.
The dimensions are 30” x 20”
This lithographic printed poster is in excellent condition.
Lithograph in colour, printed by Stafford & Co. Ltd., Netherfield, Nottingham and London, England.