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Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan$
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Ian Bradley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195328943

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.001.0001

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Masculine in Sex with the Morals of a Methodist: Gilbert and Sullivan Fans

Masculine in Sex with the Morals of a Methodist: Gilbert and Sullivan Fans

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(p.95) Five Masculine in Sex with the Morals of a Methodist: Gilbert and Sullivan Fans
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Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!
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Ian Bradley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0005

Like the sons of Gama Rex in Princess Ida, devotees of Gilbert and Sullivan are, on the whole, masculine in sex. The male bias is particularly evident among what might be called the ‘inner brotherhood’, that company of enthusiasts who border on the obsessive, collect G & S memorabilia, write books on the subject, know every nuance of every recording, and sit in theatres waiting for a wrong word in a patter song or a move which deviates from the D'Oyly Carte norm. But even in the wider circle of G & S fans, men predominate over women. This chapter holds that the archetypal G & S fan is male, middle-aged, middle-class, and of middle income. He is also quite likely to be a Methodist.

Keywords:   male bias, G & S memorabilia, D'Oyly Carte, Methodist, random sampling

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