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The mysteries.

Title
The mysteries. Part one, The nativity [videorecording] / staged at the National Theatre by Bill Bryden ; adapted from the English mystery plays by Tony Harrison ; a Limehouse [Pictures] production for Channel Four ; produced and directed by Bill Bryden and Derek Bailey.
Publication
New York, [ca. 1985]

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Additional Authors
  • Bryden, Bill
  • Harrison, Tony, 1937-
  • Bailey, Derek
  • Montemuro, Trish
  • Mongomery, Chris
  • Clayton, Laurence
  • Busby, David
  • Dudley, William, 1947-
  • Lithgow, John, 1945-
  • Blethyn, Brenda, 1946-
  • Carter, James L.
  • Doré, Edna, 1921-2014
  • Gilbert, Christopher
  • Glover, Brian, 1934-1997
  • Goorney, Howard, 1921-2007
  • Grant, James
  • Hill, Dave
  • Johnson, Karl, 1948-
  • Langham, Phil
  • Matheson, Eve
  • Newark, Derek, 1933-1998
  • Oates, Bob
  • Petcher, Stephen
  • Ray, Trevor
  • Shepherd, Jack, 1940-
  • Stabb, Dinah
  • Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995
  • Tams, John
  • Trent, Anthony
  • Warrington, Don
  • Home Service (Musical group)
  • Royal National Theatre (Great Britain)
  • Limehouse Pictures, Ltd., producer.
  • Channel Four (Great Britain), producer.
Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (135 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
The first in a series of three plays produced for television, based on a medieval, religious theater form called the mysteries or 'mystery cycles'. This production of the plays, which recount the life of Christ, were first performed at the National Theatre in London in 1985. The remaining two plays, The passion and Doomsday, are available on NCOX 5463 and 5462, respectively.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Alternative Title
The mysteries: The nativity
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television.
  • Drama.
Note
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Taped off-air.
  • Credits on tape.
  • "Limehouse Pictures c. 1985"--credits
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Music composed, arranged and performed by The Home Service ; stage manager, Trish Montemuro ; sound, Chris Montgomery ; lighting consultant, Laurence Clayton ; dances arranged by David Busby ; designer, William Dudley.
Performer (note)
  • The National Theatre Cottesloe Company: Brenda Blethyn, David Busby, Jim Carter, Enda Doré, Christopher Gilbert, Brian Glover, Howard Goorney, James Grant, Dave Hill, Karl Johnson, Phil Langham, Eve Matheson, Derek Newark, Robert Oates, Stephen Petcher, Trevor Ray, Jack Shepherd, Dinah Stabb, Robert Stephens, John Tams, Anthony Trent, Don Warrington.
Event (note)
  • Broadcast on Bravo Network, New York, N.Y. ca. 1985.
Call Number
NCOX 5464
OCLC
NYPG06-F1061
Title
The mysteries. Part one, The nativity [videorecording] / staged at the National Theatre by Bill Bryden ; adapted from the English mystery plays by Tony Harrison ; a Limehouse [Pictures] production for Channel Four ; produced and directed by Bill Bryden and Derek Bailey.
Imprint
New York, [ca. 1985]
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Music composed, arranged and performed by The Home Service ; stage manager, Trish Montemuro ; sound, Chris Montgomery ; lighting consultant, Laurence Clayton ; dances arranged by David Busby ; designer, William Dudley.
Cast
The National Theatre Cottesloe Company: Brenda Blethyn, David Busby, Jim Carter, Enda Doré, Christopher Gilbert, Brian Glover, Howard Goorney, James Grant, Dave Hill, Karl Johnson, Phil Langham, Eve Matheson, Derek Newark, Robert Oates, Stephen Petcher, Trevor Ray, Jack Shepherd, Dinah Stabb, Robert Stephens, John Tams, Anthony Trent, Don Warrington.
Performer
Host: John Lithgow.
Event
Broadcast on Bravo Network, New York, N.Y. ca. 1985.
Added Author
Bryden, Bill, director.
Bryden, Bill, producer.
Harrison, Tony, 1937- adapter.
Bailey, Derek, producer.
Bailey, Derek, director.
Montemuro, Trish, production stage manager.
Mongomery, Chris, sound.
Clayton, Laurence, lighting designer.
Busby, David, choreographer.
Dudley, William, 1947- costume designer.
Dudley, William, 1947- set designer.
Lithgow, John, 1945- host.
Blethyn, Brenda, 1946- actor.
Busby, David, actor.
Carter, James L., actor.
Doré, Edna, 1921-2014, actor.
Gilbert, Christopher, actor.
Glover, Brian, 1934-1997, actor.
Goorney, Howard, 1921-2007, actor.
Grant, James, actor.
Hill, Dave, actor.
Johnson, Karl, 1948- actor.
Langham, Phil, actor.
Matheson, Eve, actor.
Newark, Derek, 1933-1998, actor.
Oates, Bob, actor.
Petcher, Stephen, actor.
Ray, Trevor, actor.
Shepherd, Jack, 1940- actor.
Stabb, Dinah, actor.
Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995, actor.
Tams, John, actor.
Trent, Anthony, actor.
Warrington, Don, actor.
Home Service (Musical group)
Royal National Theatre (Great Britain)
Limehouse Pictures, Ltd., producer.
Channel Four (Great Britain), producer.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5464
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