Commons:Valued image candidates/Thespis
At the time of its production, Thespis was just a Christmas entertainment, not expected to last, and, after a three month run, and a one-off revival in April, it was forgotten. Most of the music is now lost. However, as the first collaboration between W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, it proved of great interest in later years, and in modern times is frequently reconstructed using other music from Sullivan to fill the gaps. These images represent all known images of the original run, which thus represent our only glimpse into a lost opera.
|Nominated by||Slaunger on 2008-06-01 01:11 (UTC)|
|Scope||Nominated as the most valued set of images on Wikimedia Commons within the scope:
all known contemporary images of the original performance of Thespis, the lost Gilbert and Sullivan opera.
Renomination of test promoted VISC. -- Slaunger 01:11, 1 June 2008 (UTC)