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Gilbert and SullivanA Dual Biography$
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Michael Ainger

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195147698

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.001.0001

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1890–1891 Disentangling the Knot

1890–1891 Disentangling the Knot

(p.317) CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX 1890–1891 Disentangling the Knot
Gilbert and Sullivan

Michael Ainger

Oxford University Press

The one thing that William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and Richard D'Oyly Carte would not have bargained for was that their private differences, made public in a court of law, would make them all ill. Sullivan's kidney ailment and Gilbert's gout were worsened by the stress they both were under; and Carte's abscesses were no doubt a direct result of the anxiety caused by his battle with Gilbert. The first attempt at a reconciliation came from Gilbert. However, it was a tentative move only; they still had a long and painful road to travel, along which injured pride could only gradually be repaired before they reached anything like a full reconciliation. In October 1891, Gilbert arrived at Queen's Mansions at midday. The two men sat and talked for two hours. “Full reconciliation & shook hands,” noted Sullivan. The last thread of that particularly troublesome knot had finally been disentangled.

Keywords:   William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte, court, law, reconciliation, Queen's Mansions

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