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Durward Lely; created several tenor roles in the original DOC productions at the SavoyTheatre including The Duke of Dunstable (Patience, 1881), Nanki-Poo (The MIkado, 1885) and Richard Dauntless (Ruddigore, 1887).

created several tenor roles in the original DOC productions at the SavoyTheatre including The Duke of Dunstable (Patience, Nanki-Poo (The MIkado, and Richard Dauntless (Ruddigore,

Cabinet photograph of Courtice Pounds in formal street clothes with top hat, by Falk, New York, c.1885. Originator of Fairfax and Marco in London as well as Nanki-Poo and Dick Dauntless in America.

Cabinet photograph of Courtice Pounds in formal street clothes with top hat, by Falk, New York, Originator of Fairfax and Marco in London as well as Nanki-Poo and Dick Dauntless in America.

William Schwenck Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado ++) was born on November 18, 1836, on The Strand, London, and died on May 29, 1911.

William Schwenck Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado ++) was born on November 18, 1836, on The Strand, London, and died on May 29, 1911.

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George Grossmith

Woodburytype photograph of George Grossmith from "The Theatre," circa 1880

Isn't your life extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at! W. S. Gilbert

Isn't your life extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at!

Arthur Sullivan with actress Ellen Terry.

Arthur Sullivan with actress Ellen Terry.

Elsie Cameron as Katisha in the authorized American production of "The Mikado" in 1885. Falk photograph.

Elsie Cameron as Katisha in the authorized American production of "The Mikado" in Falk photograph.

Falk photo of Geraldine Ulmar as Yum-Yum in the authorized 1885 American production of "the Mikado." Falk photograph.

Falk photo of Geraldine Ulmar as Yum-Yum in the authorized 1885 American production of "the Mikado.

"The Mikado," Gertrude de Lacey as Yum-Yum, 1894, DOC touring production.

"The Mikado," Gertrude de Lacey as Yum-Yum, DOC touring production.

George Grossmith as Major-General Stanley in the original London production of "The Pirates of Penzance" in 1880.

George Grossmith as Major-General Stanley in the original London production of "The Pirates of Penzance" in

Illustration of Courtice Pounds as Colonel Fairfax from a souvenir program from the original 1888 production of "The Yeomen of the Guard." Possibly rendered by artist Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) from a photograph?

Illustration of Courtice Pounds as Colonel Fairfax from a souvenir program from the original 1888 production of "The Yeomen of the Guard." Possibly rendered by artist Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) from a photograph?

London Stereoscopic Company photo of Nelly Bromley (Nellie), who created the role of the plaintiff Angelina in "Trial By Jury" in 1875.

London Stereoscopic Company photo of Nelly Bromley (Nellie), who created the role of the plaintiff Angelina in "Trial By Jury" in

Cabinet photograph of the participants in the performance of Romberg’s Toy Symphony at St. James’s Hall in aid of the Children’s Hospital in Great Ormond Street [14 May 1880]; (front row seated on floor) Arthur Sullivan (cuckoo) and Henry Leslie (conductor) Photo by F. A. Bridge, 9 Dalston Lane, London, 1880

Cabinet photograph of the participants in the performance of Romberg’s Toy Symphony at St. James’s Hall in aid of the Children’s Hospital in Great Ormond Street [14 May 1880]; (front row seated on floor) Arthur Sullivan (cuckoo) and Henry Leslie (conductor) Photo by F. A. Bridge, 9 Dalston Lane, London, 1880

The Yeomen of the guard by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. " D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company " :/ Dudley Hardy

Vintage Theatre Poster - The Yeoman of the Guard - D'oyly Carte's Opera Company

Prize Crop Cigarettes trade card of Louie Pounds, circa 1900.

Prize Crop Cigarettes trade card of Louie Pounds, circa