Mikado, The*

  • 1982 ----- color ----- 141 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed and choreographed by Brian MacDonald; with Marie Baron, Eric Donkin, Henry Ingram, Richard McMillan) Brian MacDonald's stunning version of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera was a blockbuster hit at the Stratford Festival. Cloaked in the guise of a Japanese musical Drama, The Mikado is a spoof of Victorian English society. The plot involves a lowly tailors transformation from prisoner in a county jail to the rank of Lord High Executioner. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Drama, Literature: English, Motion Pictures: Features, Music)