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The life and times of Joseph Stalin: an opera [1973-12-21]

Title
The life and times of Joseph Stalin: an opera [1973-12-21] [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 3148 Disc 1Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
Disc 2Moving imageRestricted use NCOV 3148 Disc 2Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
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Description
24 videodiscs (DVD) (ca. 1,454 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
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: Uncoded 52, Uncoded 53, Uncoded 54, Uncoded 55, Uncoded 56, Uncoded 57, Uncoded 58, Uncoded 59, Uncoded 60, Uncoded 61, Uncoded 62, Uncoded 63, Uncoded 64, Uncoded 65, Uncoded 66, Uncoded 67, Uncoded 68, Uncoded 69, Uncoded 70, Uncoded 71, Uncoded 72, Uncoded 73, Uncoded 75, Uncoded 76.
  • No credits on tapes. Title and credits from Brooklyn Academy of Music program.
  • Audio and video erratic, especially on Discs 1, 3, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24.
  • Discs 1-12 show the performance from a wide shot camera position. Discs 13-24 show performance zooming between close-ups and medium shots, etc.
  • "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 on December 21, 1973.
Language (note)
  • In English with some French.
Contents
  • Wide shots: Disc 1. Prologue ; Act I (63 min.) -- Disc 2. Act I (continued), Act II (62 min.) -- Disc 3. Act II (cont.) (64 min.) -- Disc 4. Act III, Act IV (64 min.) -- Disc 5. [Act III footage until ca. 3:30, then returns to Act IV] (64 min.) -- Disc 6. Act IV (cont.) (64 min.) -- Disc 7. Act IV (cont.), Act V (64 min.) -- Disc 8. Act V (cont.) (64 min.) -- Disc 9. Act V (cont.), Act VI (64 min.) -- Disc 10. Act VI (cont.), Act VII (64 min.) -- Disc 11. Act VII (cont.) (62 min.) -- Disc 12. Act VII (cont.) (27 min.)
  • Close-up and medium shots: Disc 13. Prologue ; Act I (62 min.) -- Disc 14. Act I (cont.), Act II (64 min.) -- Disc 15. Act II (cont.) [continues from end of Disc 14 at ca. 1:05] (64 min.) -- Disc 16. Act III ; Act IV (64 min.) -- Disc 17. Act IV (cont.) (65 min.) -- Disc 18. Act IV (cont.) (65 min.) -- Disc 19. Act IV (cont.), Act V (64 min.) -- Disc 20. Act V (cont.) (64 min.) -- Disc 21. [Close-ups of audience members,] Act VI (64 min.) -- Disc 22. Act VI (cont.), Act VII (62 min.) -- Disc 23. Act VII (cont.) (63 min.) -- Disc 24. Act VII (cont.) (27 min.)
Call Number
NCOV 3148
OCLC
NYPG05-F11521
Title
The life and times of Joseph Stalin: an opera [1973-12-21] [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 on December 21, 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.
Complete, two camera recording of Robert Wilson's The life and times of Joseph Stalin.
Language
In English with some French.
Local Subject
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 3148
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