The Beggar's opera [videorecording]

Title
The Beggar's opera [videorecording] / by John Gay ; a BBC-TV production in association with RM Arts and Philips Classics Productions ; produced and directed by Jonathan Miller.
Publication
[Netherlands] : Philips ; New York, N.Y. : Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Video, [p1991], c1983.

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Description
2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sd., col.; 12 in.
Series Statement
Philips video classics
Subject
Note
  • Ballad opera; words by John Gay, who also selected the tunes and fit the words to them. Music originally arr. by John Christopher Pepusch; arr. for this production by Jeremy Barlow and John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Recorded on 3 sides only.
  • Cast list, credits, and program notes by Mike Dixon in English with French translation (4 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Credits (note)
  • Senior cameraman, Ron Green ; choreography, Sally Gilpin ; designer, David Myerscough-Jones.
System Details (note)
  • Stereo; soundtrack digitally remastered for Laser Disc; CX encoded; estended play/CLV; NTSC.
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Call Number
*LVD 28 (F)
Title
The Beggar's opera [videorecording] / by John Gay ; a BBC-TV production in association with RM Arts and Philips Classics Productions ; produced and directed by Jonathan Miller.
Imprint
[Netherlands] : Philips ; New York, N.Y. : Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Video, [p1991], c1983.
Series
Philips video classics
Performer
Carol Hall (Polly Peachum) ; Rosemary Ashe (Lucy Lockit) ; Patricia Routledge (Mrs. Peachum) ; Roger Daltrey (Macheath) ; Stratford Johns (Peachum) ; Bob Hoskins (Beggar) ; Graham Crowden (Player) ; Gary Tibbs (Filch) ; Gawn Grainger (Ben Budge) ; Anthony Pedley (Matt of the Mint) ; Ken Stott (Jemmy Twitcher) ; Don Estelle (Crook-Fingered Jack) ; Richard Suart (Wat Dreary) ; Tim Brown (Robin of Bagshot) ; Leslie Sarony (Nimming Ned) ; Peter Spraggon (Harry Paddington) ; Derek Deadman (Drawer) ; Jeannie Crowther (Mrs. Coaxer) ; Elayne Sharling (Dolly Trull) ; Kay Stonham (Mrs. Vixen) ; Iris Saunders (Betty Doxy) ; Isla Blair (Jenny Diver) ; Lucie Skeaping (Mrs. Slammekin) ; Paddy Navin (Suky Tawdry) ; Jacqueline Davis (Molly Brazen) ; Peter Bayliss (Lockit) ; John Benfield (Jailer) ; Gaye Brown (Mrs. Trapes) ; English Baroque Soloists ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor.
Credits
Senior cameraman, Ron Green ; choreography, Sally Gilpin ; designer, David Myerscough-Jones.
Summary
Story set among London's criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places.
System Details
Stereo; soundtrack digitally remastered for Laser Disc; CX encoded; estended play/CLV; NTSC.
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
Gay, John, 1685-1732. Librettist
Hall, Carol (Mezzo-soprano) Performer
Ashe, Rosemary. Performer
Routledge, Patricia. Performer
Daltrey, Roger. Performer
Johns, Stratford. Performer
Hoskins, Bob. Performer
Crowden, Graham. Performer
Tibbs, Gary. Performer
Grainger, Gawn. Performer
Pedley, Anthony. Performer
Stott, Ken. Performer
Estelle, Don. Performer
Suart, Richard. Performer
Brown, Tim. Performer
Sarony, Leslie. Performer
Spraggon, Peter. Performer
Deadman, Derek. Performer
Crowther, Jeannie. Performer
Sharling, Elayne. Performer
Stonham, Kay. Performer
Saunders, Iris. Performer
Blair, Isla. Performer
Skeaping, Lucie. Performer
Navin, Paddy. Performer
Davis, Jacqueline. Performer
Bayliss, Peter. Performer
Benfield, John. Performer
Brown, Gaye. Performer
Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752. Arranger
Gardiner, John Eliot. Arranger. Conductor
Miller, Jonathan, 1934-2019, producer.
Miller, Jonathan, 1934-2019, television director.
Barlow, Jeremy. Arranger
English Baroque Soloists. Performer
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
RM Arts (Firm)
Philips Classics Productions.
Publisher No.
070 508-1 Philips
Research Call Number
*LVD 28 (F) Program notes on file.
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