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In a trinity of obligations, John Savournin directed, choreographed and sang the Pirate King in a well thought-out production with no little sense of tasteful humour.

The outraged outlaw declares that the pirates' "revenge will be swift and terrible" "Away, away, my heart's on fire". John Hollingshead, manager of the popular Gaiety Theatre, commissioned Sullivan in to pair with Gilbert to compose a comic opera for production.

Pirates of penzance script

Pirate King Oh, he will take you with him. In a trinity of obligations, John Savournin directed, choreographed and sang the Pirate King in a well thought-out production with no little sense of tasteful humour. You have deceived me! Frederic Yes, but it has got about, and what is the consequence? Sullivan's music is sprightly, tuneful and full of 'go', although it is certainly lacking in originality. Frederic and Mabel are reunited, and the Major-General is happy to marry his daughters to the noble pirates after all. The Sergeant of Police and his corps arrive to announce their readiness to arrest the pirates "When the foeman bares his steel". The girls loudly express their admiration of the police for facing likely slaughter at the hands of fierce and merciless foes. Writing about patter songs , Shaw, in his capacity as a music critic, praised "the time-honored lilt which Sir Arthur Sullivan, following the example of Mozart and Rossini , chose for the lists of accomplishments of the Major-General in The Pirates or the Colonel in Patience.

Pinafore, cannot be denied; it contains more variety, marked character, careful workmanship, and is in fact a more finished artistic achievement … a brilliant success. All loudly. I think I am right in saying that there is not one here who would rob thee of this inestimable treasure for all the world holds dear.

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A nurserymaid is not afraid of what you people call work, So I made up my mind to go as a kind of piratical maid-of-all-work. Ruth rises and comes forward. The pirates leap to the attack, and the police rush to the defence; but the police are easily defeated, and the Pirate King urges the captured Major-General to prepare for death. Thus the Learned Judge marries the Plaintiff [as in Trial by Jury], the soldiers metamorphose into aesthetes, and so on, and nearly every opera is resolved by a deft moving of the goalposts Frederic They were. Was ever a man placed in so delicate a situation? One might fancy that verse and music were of simultaneous growth, so closely and firmly are they interwoven. Ruth Oh, pardon! Frederic has never seen any woman other than Ruth, and he believes her to be beautiful. Sullivan, and vice versa, is a fact universally admitted. One would think that Great Britain's mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums — which we know is not the case. His conscience is tortured by the lie that he told the pirates, and the girls attempt to console him "Oh dry the glist'ning tear".

I may not tell you; it would reflect upon my well-loved Ruth. Samuel I do. Every one we capture says he's an orphan.

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He also points out that they are not successful pirates: since they are all orphans, they allow their prey to go free if they too are orphans.

Mabel steels herself "No, I'll be brave" and tells the police that they must go alone to face the pirates.

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The Pirates of Penzance