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Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) illustration from an 1885 Savoy Theatre souvenir program for "The Mikado" depicting Durward Lely as Nanki-Poo from the original 1885 production of "The Mikado" at the Savoy Theatre.

Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) illustration from an 1885 Savoy Theatre souvenir program for "The Mikado" depicting Durward Lely as Nanki-Poo from the original 1885 production of "The Mikado" at the Savoy Theatre.

Photo (probably by Alfred Ellis) of Emmie Owen as Gianetta in the 1898 DOC revival of "The Gondoliers" at the Savoy Theatre.

Photo (probably by Alfred Ellis) of Emmie Owen as Gianetta in the 1898 DOC revival of "The Gondoliers" at the Savoy Theatre.

Alfred Ellis photograph of Rutland Barrington as King Paramount (Act One) in the original 1893 production of "Utopia, Limited" at the Savoy Theatre.

Alfred Ellis photograph of Rutland Barrington as King Paramount (Act One) in the original 1893 production of "Utopia, Limited" at the Savoy Theatre.

For color reference: illustration depicting Edward Percy as Major-General Stanley from a souvenir program for D'Oyly Carte's Children's Opera Company production of "The Pirates of Penzance", 1884 Christmas season at the Savoy Theater.

For color reference: illustration depicting Edward Percy as Major-General Stanley from a souvenir program for D'Oyly Carte's Children's Opera Company production of "The Pirates of Penzance", 1884 Christmas season at the Savoy Theater.

1885- The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu, a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan & libretto by Gilbert, opens in London. It is their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations, & will run at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances, one of the longest runs of any theatre piece up to that time.

March The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most frequently performed Savoy Opera, debuted at the Savoy Theatre in London.

For color reference: illustration depicting Harry Trebbutt as Frederic and Elsie Joel as Mabel from a souvenir program for D'Oyly Carte's Children's Opera Company production of "The Pirates of Penzance", 1884 Christmas season at the Savoy Theater.

For color reference: illustration depicting Harry Trebbutt as Frederic and Elsie Joel as Mabel from a souvenir program for D'Oyly Carte's Children's Opera Company production of "The Pirates of Penzance", 1884 Christmas season at the Savoy Theater.

Richard Temple as Sergeant Meryll in the original 1888 production of "The Yeomen of the Guard" at the Savoy Theater.

Richard Temple as Sergeant Meryll in the original 1888 production of "The Yeomen of the Guard" at the Savoy Theater.

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine.  Drawing for Katisha costume, based on old traditional D'Oyly Carte design.

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine. Drawing for Katisha costume, based on old traditional D'Oyly Carte design.

Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) illustration from an 1885 Savoy Theatre souvenir program for "The Mikado" depicting Richard Temple as the Pirate King in the 1880 original  London production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) illustration from an 1885 Savoy Theatre souvenir program for "The Mikado" depicting Richard Temple as the Pirate King in the 1880 original London production of "The Pirates of Penzance.

Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) illustration from an 1885 Savoy Theatre souvenir program for "The Mikado" depicting Rutland Barrington as the Sergeant of Police in the 1880 original  London production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

Alice Mary Havers (Morgan) illustration from an 1885 Savoy Theatre souvenir program for "The Mikado" depicting Rutland Barrington as the Sergeant of Police in the 1880 original London production of "The Pirates of Penzance.

Elliot and Fry cabinet card photo of Richard Temple as Strephon and Leonora Braham as Phyllis, 1882 original DOC production of "Iolanthe" at the Savoy Theatre

Elliot and Fry cabinet card photo of Richard Temple as Strephon and Leonora Braham as Phyllis, 1882 original DOC production of "Iolanthe" at the Savoy Theatre

Rosina Brandram as Katisha in the 1895 DOC revival of "The Mikado" at the Savoy Theater.

Rosina Brandram as Katisha in the 1895 DOC revival of "The Mikado" at the Savoy Theater.

George Grossmith; pen and ink drawing by Harry Furniss.

pen and ink drawing by Harry Furniss.

For color reference: illustration depicting Charles Adeson as the Sergeant of Police from a souvenir program for D'Oyly Carte's Children's Opera Company production of "The Pirates of Penzance", 1884 Christmas season at the Savoy Theater.

For color reference: illustration depicting Charles Adeson as the Sergeant of Police from a souvenir program for D'Oyly Carte's Children's Opera Company production of "The Pirates of Penzance", 1884 Christmas season at the Savoy Theater.

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These badass samurai women are the stuff of legends. Not only were they beautiful, but these strong women were highly skilled to protect their household, fam.

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