The Pirates of Penzance

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The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty  (1879) 
W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

First produced at: The Royal Bijou Theatre, Paignton, Devon, 30 December 1879; Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, 31 December 1879; Opera Comique, London, 3 April 1880

AUTHORIZED COPYRIGHT EDITION.


THE PIRATES


——OF——


PENZANCE


——OR——


The Slave of Duty.


COMIC OPERA.



——BY——


W.S.GILBERT AND ARTHUR SULLIVAN.

Authors of "Pinafore," etc., etc.


IN TWO ACTS.

COMPLETE LIBRETTO.


Price, 25 Cents.



NEW YORK:

HITCHCOCK PUBLISHING COMPANY.

49 EIGHTH AVENUE

TO BE HAD ALSO AT 25 ANN STREET

The Pirates of Penzance


OR,


THE SLAVE OF DUTY.


Written by W.S. GILBERTComposed by ARTHUR SULLIVAN


DRAMATIS PERSONÆ,

As first produced at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, under the management of Mr. R. D'Oyly Carte, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1879.

Richard, a Pirate Chief, Mr. Brocolini.
Samuel, his Lieutenant Mr. Furneaux Cook.
Frederic, a Pirate Apprentice Mr. Hugh Talbot.
Major-General Stanley, of the British Army Mr. J. H. Ryley.
Edward, a Sergeant of Police Mr. F. Clifton.
Mabel, General Stanley's Youngest Daughter Miss Blanche Roosevelt
Kate General Stanley's Daughters. Miss R. Brandam
Edith Miss Jessie Bond
Isabel Miss Barlow
Ruth, a Piratical "Maid-of-all-work" Miss Alice Barnet

General Stanley's Daughters, Pirates, Policemen, etc.

SCENE.

Act 1st.A Rocky Seashore on the Coast of Cornwall, England

Act 2d.A Ruined Chapel on General Stanley's Estate


This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.