Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English Dramtist, Librettist, Poet and Illustrator best known for the twenty Comic Operas (known as the Savoy Operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The most famous of these inlcude H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of Musical Theatre, The Mikado.

Early life and career

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