4 Works in Ruth (Pirates of Penzance)
I've always liked this play, but I've never liked the way Frederic rejoins the pirates with so little fuss. I understand it was meant as a joke, but it could have been better told. Ruth's rather sudden revelation of the pirates' true natures grates a little, too. It was apparently a standard plot device of the time. In most respects I tried to stay as close to the original as I could.
Fandoms: The Pirates of Penzance - Sullivan/Gilbert, Ruddigore - Sullivan/Gilbert, Gilbert & Sullivan & Related Fandoms
10 Apr 2019
"I don't know whose ancestors they were, but I know whose ancestors they are, and I shudder to think that their descendant by purchase (if I may so describe myself) should have brought disgrace upon what, I have no doubt, was an unstained escutcheon."
Fandoms: Iolanthe - Sullivan/Gilbert, The Pirates of Penzance - Sullivan/Gilbert, Gilbert & Sullivan & Related Fandoms
17 Mar 2019
Trying our hand at burglary by Anonymous
04 Feb 2015
The pirates try their hand at burglary. They really shouldn't have.
"It had not, as people would normally tell him, all happened quickly.
It had happened slowly.
So slowly that, he keeps telling himself, he could have done something."