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Edwin Drood [sound recording] : first reading

Title
Edwin Drood [sound recording] : first reading / by Rupert Holmes.
Author
Holmes, Rupert.
Publication
May 6, 1985.

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1 of 2AudioNo restrictions *LTC 6618 [Cassette] 1 of 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
2 of 2AudioNo restrictions *LTC 6618 [Cassette] 2 of 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
Found In
New York Shakespeare Festival records, 1954-1992.
Description
2 sound cassettes : analog, stereo.
Uniform Title
Mystery of Edwin Drood
Alternative Title
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Subject
Note
  • Credits and production information taken from the book: New York Shakespeare Festival, the people and the plays.
  • This recording was taped before the Feb, 1, 1985 reading, which was the second reading.
  • Both Betty Buckley and Cleo Laine did not perform during this reading. The actress playing Drood is unidentified; Rupert Holmes performed the role of Princess Puffer. The lead vocals of "Don't quit while you're ahead" were performed by Jana Schneider. "The wages of sin", "The garden path of Hell" and "Puffer's revelation" lead vocals were performed by Rupert Holmes.
  • Some songs were removed for the New York Shakespeare Festival and Broadway versions of the show.
  • Separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival records; for papers, see the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, *T-Mss 1993-028; for sheet music and scores, see the Music Division, JPB 04-03.
Credits (note)
  • Rupert Holmes, composer, librettist, and lyricist ; Wilford Leach, director.
Event (note)
  • Re-recorded in New York on May 6, 1985.
Source (note)
  • The New York Shakespeare Festival and Gail Merrifield Papp;
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Contents
  • [Cassette 1] Side 1. Act 1. There'll be England again; A man could go quite mad ; Two kingsmen ; Moonfall ; A British subject ; Moonfall quartet ; Sapsea's song ; I wouldn't say no ; The wages of sin / performed by Rupert Holmes [ends abruptly after song] -- Side 2. Jasper's dream (Dream ballet) ; No good can come from bad ; Ceylon ; Perfect strangers ; When will these three meet again? ; A modern woman ; Both sides of the coin ; Evensong ; Never the luck [ends abruptly after song]
  • [Cassette 2] Side 1. Act 1 continues. The name of love / Moonfall. Act 2. Settling up the score ; Off to the races ; Don't quit while you're ahead ; Don't quit while you're ahead (Reprise) ; The garden path to Hell [ends abruptly] -- The garden path to Hell [continued] ; Puffer's revelation ; Out on a limerick ; Jasper's confession ; Murder's confession / performed by Patti Cohenour ; Perfect strangers (reprise) / performed by John Herrera and Jana Schneider ; The writing on the wall ; The English music hall.
Call Number
*LTC 6618
Author
Holmes, Rupert.
Title
Edwin Drood [sound recording] : first reading / by Rupert Holmes.
Imprint
May 6, 1985.
Credits
Rupert Holmes, composer, librettist, and lyricist ; Wilford Leach, director.
Performer
George Rose (Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Your Chairman William Cartwright) ; Howard McGillin (John Jasper / Clive Paget) ; Patti Cohenour (Rosa Bud / Deidre Peregrine) ; Jana Schneider (Helena Landless / Janet Conover) ; John Herrera (Neville Landless / Victor Grinstead) ; Judy Kuhn (Alice / Isabel Yearsley) ; Donna Murphy (Beatrice / Florence Gill) ; Jerome Dempsey (Durdles / Nick Cricker) ; Don Kuhr (Deputy / Nick Cricker Jr.) ; Larry Shue (Rev. Crispsparkle / Wilfred Barking-Smythe) ; Rupert Holmes (Princess Puffer / Angela Prysock) ; Joe Grifasi (Bazzard / Philip Bax)
Event
Re-recorded in New York on May 6, 1985.
Summary
Cassette contains first reading of NYSF production of The mystery of Edwin Drood.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Added Author
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Leach, Wilford, 1929-1988, director.
Holmes, Rupert, singer.
Rose, George, 1920-1988, singer.
McGillin, Howard, singer.
Cohenour, Patti, 1952- singer.
Schneider, Jana, singer.
Herrera, John, singer.
Kuhn, Judy, singer.
Murphy, Donna, singer.
Dempsey, Jerome, singer.
Kuhr, Don, singer.
Shue, Larry, singer.
Grifasi, Joe, singer.
Papp, Gail Merrifield. Donor
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. Donor
Added Title
New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Found In:
New York Shakespeare Festival records, 1954-1992.
Research Call Number
*LTC 6618
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