The Yeomen of the Guard

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The Yeomen of the Guard  (1888) 
by W. S. Gilbert
The eleventh Savoy opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, considered by critics to be the comic pair's darkest collaboration.

THE


YEOMEN OF THE GUARD;

OR,

THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID.


BY


W. S. GILBERT


AND


ARTHUR SULLIVAN.




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THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD;

OR,

THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID.





Dramatis Personæ


Sir Richard Cholmondeley
 (Lieutenant of the Tower)
Colonel Fairfax (under sentence of
 death)
Sergeant Meryll (of the Yeomen of
 the Guard)
Leonard Meryll (his Son)
Jack Point (a Strolling Jester)
Wilfred Shadbolt (Head Jailer and
 Assistant Tormentor)
The Headsman
First Yeoman
Second "
First Citizen
Second "
Elsie Maynard (a Strolling Singer)
Phœbe Meryll (Sergeant Meryll's  Daughter)
Dame Carruthers (Housekeeper to the  Tower)
Kate (her Niece)

Chorus of Yeomen of the Guard, Gentlemen, Citizens, &c.




Scene. — Tower Green.

Date. — 16th Century.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.