W. S. Gilbert

Coffee Break Collection 001 - Humor


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This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) stories suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Emphasis f…

The Pirates of Penzance


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The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Th…

Coffee Break Collection 005 - Love and Relationships


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This is a collection of 20 short works (between 3 and 15 minutes long) that are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time…

Short Story Collection Vol. 010


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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 010: a collection of 10 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox member…

The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore


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H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbe…

The Pirates Of Penzance; Or The Slave Of Duty (Version 2)


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In this recording, one person reads the entire play, all parts, including the stage directions. Even without the support of Arthur Sullivan’…

The Bab Ballads


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The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before …

The Mikado, Or The Town Of Titipu


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In this recording, one person reads the entire play, all parts, including the stage directions. Even without the support of Arthur Sullivan…

The Story of the Mikado


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The Mikado is the ninth of the 14 Gilbert and Sullivan musical collaborations. It opened in 1885, had the second longest run for any work of…

The Ghosts' High Noon


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Ghosts' High Noon by W. S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry HALLOWE'EN project for Oct…

More Bab Ballads


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This is a subset of the second collection of Gilbert’s “Bab Ballads” – light verses poking fun at the life and people of his time in Gilbert…

Short Poetry Collection 168


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This is a collection of 40 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2017.

H.M.S. Pinafore; Or, The Lass That Loved A Sailor


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In this recording, one person reads the entire play, all parts, including the stage directions. Even without the support of Arthur Sullivan…

The Mikado, Or The Town of Titipu (version 2)


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In the town of Titipu, flirting is punishable by death on the command of the Mikado himself! But what happens when the Lord High Executioner…

Short Poetry Collection 012


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 012: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

The Bab Ballads (version 2)


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The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before …

Etiquette


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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as t…

The Disagreeable Man


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 26 recordings of The Disagreeable Man by Sir W. S. Gilbert. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 1…

Iolanthe


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Iolanthe is a fairy banished from fairyland for the crime of marrying a mortal. Her half-fairy, half-human son Strephon is a fairy down to t…

Short Poetry Collection 166


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This is a collection of 36 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2017.

Sweethearts


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Sweethearts is a comic play billed as a "dramatic contrast" in two acts by W. S. Gilbert. The play tells a sentimental and ironic …

Short Poetry Collection 064


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 064: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

Short Poetry Collection 084


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This is an open collection of poems for the months of November and December 2009.

O Hollow Hollow Hollow


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of O Hollow Hollow Hollow by W.S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 8, 201…

Short Poetry Collection 038


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 038: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Patience (Bunthorne's Bride)


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A comic operetta which is a satire on the themes of fashion and pretension and hero-worship. Bunthorne is a poet who pretends to be highly &…

Love Stories Volume 1


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Here are 20 love stories under an hour each, covering all kinds of experiences involving romantic or other kinds of love resulting in heartb…

Short Poetry Collection 068


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 068: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

The Gondoliers


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In typical Gilbert and Sullivan "Topsy Turvy" style, the King of Barataria has gone missing! He was stolen as a baby and raised in…

One-Act Play Collection 012


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Here are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from a 1659 farce by Moliere to a 1896 play by Fuller with early LGBT content; a Gi…

Short Poetry Collection 132


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This is a collection of 19 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2014.

Poetry Everywhere


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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as t…

Short Poetry Collection 153


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2016.

The Usher's Charge


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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as t…

Broken Hearts


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Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame also wrote non-musical plays without Sullivan as a partner. Here is a dramatic play far afield from the…

Engaged


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This comedy is by Gilbert on his own without Sullivan. "Listen to me. You love this girl?" "I love her sir, a'most as weel as…

The Magnet and The Churn


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Magnet and The Churn by W. S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 26,…

Sweethearts (Version 2)


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Subtitled "An Original Dramatic Contrast", the play presents two neighbors, Harry and Jenny, parting in Act 1 and then meeting aga…

Ballad: A Manager's Perplexities


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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as t…