Gilbert & Sullivan

Movie Reviews
4:49 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Blu-ray Review: "The Mikado" and "Topsy-Turvy"

Kenny Baker (Nanki-Poo) woos Jean Colin (Yum-Yum).
Courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

A painter may paint a picture, a composer may write a beautiful melody for solo piano, but in the world of the theater (and here I count motion pictures as well), one person may have a vision, but production is a collaborative art. W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan worked together on a total of 14 comic operas, of which “The Mikado” is far and away the most popular, and arguably the best. Two new releases from the Criterion Collection highlight the work of Gilbert and Sullivan in different ways.

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