What’s Wrong with the Movies? by Aleister Crowley in Vanity Fair, Jul 1917.

“TO return to the question of the author. Who invented modern musical comedy? Gilbert and Sullivan. Gilbert insisted–made it a point in every contract or license–that his libretto was to have no cuts, no modifications, no gags; even his minutest stage directions were to be followed implicitly.–Take it or leave it. Most of his stuff is therefore as strong and sound and playable today as it ever was.” [via]