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The life and times of Joseph Stalin: an opera

Title
The life and times of Joseph Stalin: an opera [videorecording]/ written and directed by Robert Wilson ; music composed by Alan Lloyd, Igor Demjen.
Publication
Brooklyn, 1973.

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Disc 1Moving imageRestricted use NCOV 3072 Disc 1Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
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Description
6 videodiscs (DVD) (379 min.) : sd. and si., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.
Series Statement
Robert Wilson Audio/Visual Collection
Uniform Title
  • The king of Spain.
  • The life and times of Sigmund Freud.
  • Deafman glance.
  • Program prologue now.
  • KA MOUNTAIN AND GUARDenia TERRACE.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Opera – Performance.
Note
  • Donor's inventory numbers: LTS 02C (Copy 1), LTS 02D (Copy 1), LTS 02E (Copy 1), LTS 02F (Copy 1), LTS 02G (Copy 1), LTS 02H (Copy 1).
  • No credits on tape. Title and credits from Brooklyn Academy of Music program.
  • This recording is incomplete. Sound and video are erratic.
  • Disc 2 is silent.
  • Discs 1-3 show the performance from a stationary camera position in the back of the theater. Discs 4-6 show the performance from multiple or panning positions.
  • "These performances are dedicated to Benedicte Pesle." -- Program.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Additional music by Julie Weber, Michael Galasso ; choreography by Andrew de Groat ; scenery designed by Fred Kolouch, Lester Polakov ; costumes designed by Mary Brecht ; costumes for Ladies in white designed by Ronald Kolodzie ; lighting designed by Laura Lowrie ; production manager, Melvin Andringa ; script coordinator, Carol Mullins ; photographers, Kazuko Oshima, Carl Paler ; slides, Francie Brooks.
Performer (note)
  • Sheryl Sutton, Cynthia Lubar, Kenneth King, Stefan Brecht, Robert Wilson, Melvin Andringa, Andy Degroat, Igor Demjen, Mike Galasso, Christopher Knowles, Alan Lloyd, Carol Mullins, Jim Neu, Liz Pasquale, Scotty Snyder, Julie Weber, Students from PS47 School for the Deaf...[et al.]
Event (note)
  • Recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York, probably on December 14, 15, 21, or 22, 1973.
Language (note)
  • In English with some French.
Contents
  • Stationary recordings: Disc 1. Act III thru Act IV (63 min.) -- Disc 2. Act IV (cont.) (63 min.) -- Disc 3. Act IV thru Act V (incomplete) (63 min.).
  • Panning recordings: Disc 4. Murder thru Act IV (63 min.) -- Disc 5. Act IV (cont.) (63 min.) -- Disc 6. Act IV thru Act V (incomplete) (64 min.).
Call Number
NCOV 3072
OCLC
NYPG05-F10656
Title
The life and times of Joseph Stalin: an opera [videorecording]/ written and directed by Robert Wilson ; music composed by Alan Lloyd, Igor Demjen.
Imprint
Brooklyn, 1973.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Series
Robert Wilson Audio/Visual Collection
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Additional music by Julie Weber, Michael Galasso ; choreography by Andrew de Groat ; scenery designed by Fred Kolouch, Lester Polakov ; costumes designed by Mary Brecht ; costumes for Ladies in white designed by Ronald Kolodzie ; lighting designed by Laura Lowrie ; production manager, Melvin Andringa ; script coordinator, Carol Mullins ; photographers, Kazuko Oshima, Carl Paler ; slides, Francie Brooks.
Cast
Sheryl Sutton, Cynthia Lubar, Kenneth King, Stefan Brecht, Robert Wilson, Melvin Andringa, Andy Degroat, Igor Demjen, Mike Galasso, Christopher Knowles, Alan Lloyd, Carol Mullins, Jim Neu, Liz Pasquale, Scotty Snyder, Julie Weber, Students from PS47 School for the Deaf...[et al.]
Event
Recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York, probably on December 14, 15, 21, or 22, 1973.
Summary
"This all-night performance was a final grand statement of Wilson's work with his original ensemble, the Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds. Incorporating scenes from The king of Spain, The life and times of Sigmund Freud, Deafman glance, [Program prologue now] and KA Mountain, Wilson devised a remarkable structure in which the play's first three acts subtly mirrored its last three acts, and its central act (the fourth) became a pivot around which the others revolved. The play interweaves surrealistic takes on Stalin's life with other dream-like renderings of life in the twentieth century, all presented within the elaborate stage artifice of the Victorian age." -- robertwilson.com.
Language
In English with some French.
Local Subject
Experimental theater -- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Theater -- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Added Author
Wilson, Robert, 1941- director.
Wilson, Robert, 1941- performer.
Lloyd, Alan Huber, 1943-1986, composer (expression)
Lloyd, Alan Huber, 1943-1986, performer.
Demjen, Igor, composer (expression)
Demjen, Igor, performer.
Weber, Julie, composer (expression), performer.
Galasso, Michael, composer (expression)
De Groat, Andrew, choreographer.
De Groat, Andrew, performer.
Kolouch, Fred, set designer.
Polakov, Lester, set designer.
Brecht, Mary, costume designer.
Kolodzie, Ronald, costume designer.
Lowrie, Laura, lighting designer.
Andringa, Mel, production stage manager, performer.
Mullins, Carol, performer.
Oshima, Kazuko, photographer.
Paler, Carl, photographer.
Pesle, Benedicte, eedicatee.
Sutton, Sheryl, 1950- performer.
Lubar, Cindy, performer.
King, Kenneth, 1948- performer.
Brecht, Stefan, 1924-2009, performer.
Knowles, Christopher, 1959- performer.
Neu, Jim, performer.
Pasquale, Liz, performer.
Snyder, Scotty, performer.
Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds.
Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Added Title
The king of Spain.
The life and times of Sigmund Freud.
Deafman glance.
Program prologue now.
KA MOUNTAIN AND GUARDenia TERRACE.
Gift of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.
Research Call Number
NCOV 3072
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