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The gospel at Colonus [videorecording]

Title
The gospel at Colonus [videorecording] / [presented by] Brooklyn Academy of Music ; produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in association with Liza Lorwin and the Walker Art Center ; adapted and directed by Lee Breuer ; music composed and arranged by Bob Telson.
Publication
1983.

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1 of 2Moving imagePermit neededCheck with staff*LDV 1625 1 of 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
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Description
2 videodiscs (DVD) (108 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Filmed performances.
  • Videos.
Note
  • "Based on an adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus in the version by Robert Fitzgerald and incorporating passages from both Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Antigone in versions by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, which are published as The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles, A Harvest/HBJ Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc." -- Program.
  • "The joyous passion and soul-searching of the black gospel service ... has provided the basis for a fresh approach to Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus"-- Next Wave Festival promotional magazine.
Access (note)
  • Access restricted. Written permission from the Brooklyn Academy of Music required for viewing.
Credits (note)
  • Set design by Alison Yerxa ; costumes designed by Gretta Hynd and Alison Yerxa ; lighting design by Julie Archer and Alison Yerxa ; sound design by Otts Munderloh ; special effects designed by Esquire Jauchem and Gregory Meeh.
Performer (note)
  • Morgan Freeman, Isabell Monk, Carl Lumbly, Clarence Fountain, Robert Earl Jones, Kevin Davis, Sam Butler, Jevetta Steele, Martin Jacox, Willie Rogers, Butch Heyward, Jearlyn Steele-Battle ; Bob Telson Band.
Event (note)
  • Recorded, Nov. 22, 1983, Carey Playhouse, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, N.Y., as part of Next Wave Festival.
Source (note)
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Brooklyn Academy of Music collection.
Call Number
*LVH 633
Title
The gospel at Colonus [videorecording] / [presented by] Brooklyn Academy of Music ; produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in association with Liza Lorwin and the Walker Art Center ; adapted and directed by Lee Breuer ; music composed and arranged by Bob Telson.
Imprint
1983.
Credits
Set design by Alison Yerxa ; costumes designed by Gretta Hynd and Alison Yerxa ; lighting design by Julie Archer and Alison Yerxa ; sound design by Otts Munderloh ; special effects designed by Esquire Jauchem and Gregory Meeh.
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Isabell Monk, Carl Lumbly, Clarence Fountain, Robert Earl Jones, Kevin Davis, Sam Butler, Jevetta Steele, Martin Jacox, Willie Rogers, Butch Heyward, Jearlyn Steele-Battle ; Bob Telson Band.
Event
Recorded, Nov. 22, 1983, Carey Playhouse, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, N.Y., as part of Next Wave Festival.
Summary
Told from the perspective of a Black Pentecostal preacher and his congregation, this play dramatizes legendary Greek character Oedipus' last days on Earth. Having blinded himself out of guilt, Oedipus makes a solace-seeking pilgrimage to Colonus, the place where he believes he is meant to die. Primarily through song, the preacher and his congregation translate this story of redemption into a Christian parable.
Access
Access restricted. Written permission from the Brooklyn Academy of Music required for viewing.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Brooklyn Academy of Music collection.
Local Note
Archival master located in the Dance Collection.
Viewing copies cataloged and serviced by RHA.
Source
Gift ; Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Added Author
Sophocles. Oedipus at Colonus.
Lorwin, Liza, producer.
Lorwin, Liza. Adapter
Breuer, Lee. Adapter
Breuer, Lee, director.
Telson, Bob. Gospel at Colonus.
Telson, Bob, arranger of music.
Yerxa, Alison, set designer.
Hynd, Gretta, costume designer.
Yerxa, Alison, costume designer.
Archer, Julie, lighting designer.
Yerxa, Alison, lighting designer.
Munderloh, Otts, sound designer.
Jauchem, Esquire, special effects.
Meeh, Gregory, special effects.
Freeman, Morgan. Performer
Monk, Isabell. Performer
Lumbly, Carl. Performer
Fountain, Clarence. Performer
Jones, Robert Earl, 1904-2006. Performer
Davis, Kevin. Performer
Butler, Sam (Vocalist), performer.
Steele, Jevetta. Performer
Jacox, Martin. Performer
Rogers, Willie. Performer
Heyward, I. A. Performer
Steele-Battle, Jearlyn. Performer
Walker Art Center. Producer
Bob Telson Band. Performer
Brooklyn Academy of Music. Producer
Brooklyn Academy of Music. Next Wave Festival.
Brooklyn Academy of Music. Donor
Research Call Number
*LDV 1625
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