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Gilbert, Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) locked

  • Jane W. Stedman

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(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 ...

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