Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah, and Nanki-Poo

The Mikado, or, The Town of Titipu (1885)
Gilbert and Sullivan

Luckily it's silly. The names and the setting and the action are so over the top, it ought to be an operetta. Oh, okay. It is. Otherwise, sheesh.
I was going to write that everything in it is improbable, but that word isn't strong enough.
It's a fun spoof on overwrought lackadaisical bureaucracy. Ludicrous situations, fun songs.
What more does a growing boy need?