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Einstein on the beach

Title
Einstein on the beach [videorecording] / Opéra national/Théâtre royal de la monnaie ; directeur, Maurice Huisman ; The Byrd Hoffman Foundation présente ; opéra en 4 actes de Robert Wilson & Philip Glass.
Publication
Brussels, 1976.

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Description
5 videodiscs (DVD) (305 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.
Series Statement
Robert Wilson Audio/Visual Collection
Subjects
Genre/Form
Operas – Performance.
Note
  • Donor's inventory numbers: MP 16-050, MP 16-050 (Copy 1), MP 16-002, MP 16-002 (Copy 1), MP 16-002 (Copy 2), MP 16-002 (Copy 5), MP 16-002 (Copy 6), MP 16-002 (Copy 7), MP 16-002 (Copy 8), MP 16-056 A-J.
  • No credits on recording. Title and credit information taken from Théâtre royal de la monnaie program.
  • This is the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive's reconstructed version of the 1976 film recording of Einstein on the beach from Théâtre royal de la monnaie. The 16mm camera original and magnetic sound elements were reunited and re-synched digitally and a sequentially complete reconstructed version was produced. The recording itself is incomplete, missing approximately 105 minutes of image and 22 minutes of sound. The following notes detail the missing content.
  • Knee Play 1 (ca. 1-3 min.) Only the final 3 min. of this scene of an estimated duration of 23 min. exist on this recording.
  • Act I, Sc. 1A (ca. 3-34 min.) No image from 3-6 min., 10-14 min., 19-22 min., 33-34 min.
  • Act I, Sc. 2A (ca. 34-87 min.) No image from 34-43 min., 46-47 min., 59-61 min., 62-63 min., 69-71 min.
  • Knee Play 2 (ca. 87-95 min.) No sound from 87-91 min.
  • Act II, Sc. 3A (ca. 95-113 min.) No image from 95-96 min.
  • Act II, Sc. 1B (ca. 113-139 min.) No image for the duration of this scene. No sound from 127-130 min.
  • Knee Play 3 (ca. 139-146 min.) No sound or image from 139-140 min.
  • Act III, Sc. 2B (ca. 146-194 min.) No image from 146-147 min., 187-190 min. No sound from 156-159 min. No image or sound from 193-194 min.
  • Act III, Sc. 3B (ca. 194-222 min.) No image from 194-195 min., 203-204 min. No sound from 218-222 min.
  • Knee Play 4 (ca. 222-231 min.) No image from 222-224 min., 228-229 min.
  • Act IV, Sc. 1C (ca. 231-248 min.) No image from 231-234 min.
  • Act IV, Sc. 2C (ca. 248-271 min.) No image from 248-251 min., 258-260 min., 261-266 min. No sound from 258-259 min.
  • Act IV, Sc. 3C (ca. 271-290 min.) No image from 284-285 min.
  • Knee Play 5 (ca. 290-298 min.) No image for the duration of this scene. No sound from 293-298 min.
  • Curtain calls (ca. 298-303 min.) No missing content.
  • Occasional bloop tones are part of the original recording and signal reel changes.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Chorégraphie, Andrew De Groat ; costumes, D'Arcangelo-Mayer, Paris ; lighting, Beverly Emmons ; vocal direction, Gene Rickard ; audio, Kurt Munkacsi ; music and vocal text, Philip Glass ; spoken text, Lucinda Childs, Samuel M. Johnson, Christopher Knowles ; movement for Character on Three Diagonals, Act One Scene One, choreographed and performed by Lucinda Childs ; scenery designed by Robert Wilson, Christina Giannini.
Performer (note)
  • Characters: Lucinda Childs, Samuel M. Johnson, Paul Mann, Sheryl L. Sutton.
  • Company: George Andoniadis, Connie Beckley, Ritty Ann Burchfield, Frank Conversano, Charles Dennis, Grethe Holby, Jeannie Hutchins, Mark Jacoby, Richard Morrison, Dana Reitz, Marie Rice, Ronald Roxbury, David P. Woodberry.
Event (note)
  • Videorecorded at the Théâtre royal de la monnaie, Brussels, Belgium, between September 28 to 30, 1976.
Language (note)
  • Performed in English and French.
Contents
Disc 1. Knee Play 1 ; Act I, Sc 1A ; beginning Act I, Sc 2A (60 min.) -- Disc 2. End Act I, Sc 2A ; Knee Play 2 ; Act II, Sc 3A ; beginning Act II, Sc 1B (61 min) -- Disc 3. End Act II, Sc 1B ; Knee Play 3 ; beginning Act III, Sc 2B (61 min) -- Disc 4. End Act III, Sc 2B ; Act III, Sc 3B ; Knee Play 4 ; beginning Act IV, Sc 1C (60 min) -- Disc 5. End Act IV, Sc 1C ; Act IV, Sc 2C ; Act IV, Sc 3C ; Knee Play 5 ; curtain calls (63 min).
Call Number
NCOV 3127
Title
Einstein on the beach [videorecording] / Opéra national/Théâtre royal de la monnaie ; directeur, Maurice Huisman ; The Byrd Hoffman Foundation présente ; opéra en 4 actes de Robert Wilson & Philip Glass.
Imprint
Brussels, 1976.
Series
Robert Wilson Audio/Visual Collection
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Chorégraphie, Andrew De Groat ; costumes, D'Arcangelo-Mayer, Paris ; lighting, Beverly Emmons ; vocal direction, Gene Rickard ; audio, Kurt Munkacsi ; music and vocal text, Philip Glass ; spoken text, Lucinda Childs, Samuel M. Johnson, Christopher Knowles ; movement for Character on Three Diagonals, Act One Scene One, choreographed and performed by Lucinda Childs ; scenery designed by Robert Wilson, Christina Giannini.
Cast
Characters: Lucinda Childs, Samuel M. Johnson, Paul Mann, Sheryl L. Sutton.
Company: George Andoniadis, Connie Beckley, Ritty Ann Burchfield, Frank Conversano, Charles Dennis, Grethe Holby, Jeannie Hutchins, Mark Jacoby, Richard Morrison, Dana Reitz, Marie Rice, Ronald Roxbury, David P. Woodberry.
Event
Videorecorded at the Théâtre royal de la monnaie, Brussels, Belgium, between September 28 to 30, 1976.
Language
Performed in English and French.
Added Author
Wilson, Robert, 1941- Einstein on the beach.
Huisman, Maurice, 1912-
Glass, Philip. Einstein on the beach.
De Groat, Andrew, choreographer.
Childs, Lucinda, choreographer.
Childs, Lucinda, performer.
Johnson, Samuel M., text.
Johnson, Samuel M., performer.
Knowles, Christopher, 1959- text.
Giannini, Christina, set designer.
Emmons, Beverly, lighting designer.
Munkacsi, Kurt, sound designer.
Mann, Paul David, 1966- performer.
Sutton, Sheryl, 1950- performer.
Andoniadis, George, performer.
Beckley, Connie, 1951- performer.
Burchfield, Ritty Ann, performer.
Conversano, Frank, performer.
Holby, Grethe, performer.
Hutchins, Jeannie, performer.
Jacoby, Mark, performer.
Morrison, Richard H., 1948- performer.
Reitz, Dana, performer.
Rice, Pamela Marie, 1952- performer.
Roxbury, Ronald, 1946-1986, performer.
Woodberry, David, performer.
La Barbara, Joan, 1947- performer.
Dennis, Charles, performer.
Rickard, Gene.
D'Arcangelo-Mayer (Paris, France), costume designer.
Byrd Hoffman Foundation, producer.
Théâtre royal de la Monnaie.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
Added Title
Gift of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.
Research Call Number
NCOV 3127
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