Trial by Jury by W.S. GilbertHalf hour one act musicals (and Im considering the G&S operettas to be musical theatre in most of the ways that matter) are rare. Especially for audiences not composed primarily of children. That said, Trial by Jury is a light piece of work by default. Theres that somewhat Pythonewque dry wit and absurdity, and an almost sketch comedy feel to the preceedings, but little here of the mix of the serious and the deeply silly that characterizes G&S. Then again, it IS only half an hour long.
Trial By Jury
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New APP. Catalogue Number: FAB ISBN: Please click here if you wish to order and further vocal score information. Please order by 3pm to be despatched today. Trial by Jury is a comic opera in one act, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.
Angelina is sueing Edwin for breach of promise, claiming that he has broken his word to marry her. In his own defence, Edwin argues that is unfair to punish him for loving one girl one day and, bored with her, loving another the next. However, the sight of this beautiful girl overcome by emotion and greatly distressed quickly captures the hearts of the 'impartial' jury. In an attempt to resolve the matter, Edwin offers to marry both girls but his suggestion is rejected on the grounds of bigamy. Faced with potentially substantial damages, Edwin then claims to be a drunkard and a bully, liable to beat Angelina when intoxicated, and worth very little in financial terms. This leads the Judge to suggest that they make him drunk and observe his behaviour towards Angelina! When all except Edwin object to this the Judge becomes very impatient with the whole affair and, in a final effort to bring the trial to a conclusion, he declares that he will marry Angelina himself.
Trial by Jury is a comic opera in one act, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. The story concerns a " breach of promise of marriage" lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. Gilbert based the libretto of Trial by Jury on an operetta parody that he had written in
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