Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Pirates of Penzance

  • I Am the Very Model of an Up-to-Date Physician

    Martin Duke Mystic, Connecticut, United States   Poet’s statement: Perhaps the most memorable moments of Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera presentations occur in their humorous patter songs, usually written as a rapid succession of rhythmic patterns and tongue-twisting lyrics sung at a fast tempo. With due apologies to the lyricist Sir William S. Gilbert (1836–1911)…