Gilbert, Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck)
- Jane W. Stedman
(b London, Nov 18, 1836; d Grim’s Dyke, Harrow Weald, May 29, 1911). English dramatist and librettist . The son of a literary father interested in opera, social injustice and abnormal psychology, he used these subjects in his own works. After graduating from King’s College, London, he became a journalist while studying for the bar and, as ‘Bab’, contributed comic verse, prose, illustrations and dramatic criticism chiefly to ...