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Uniform Title Porgy and Bess (Television program : 1993)
Title Porgy and Bess [videorecording] / by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; the Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; in association with American Playhouse, Thirteen/WNET and EMI Classics ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; producers, Greg Smith and Stephany Marks.
Published [London] : EMI Classics, ©2001.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  M1500.G47 P67 2001    IN LIBRARY
 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  M1500.G47 P67 2001    IN LIBRARY
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 184 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Content Type two-dimensional moving image
Format videodisc
Note Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
Credits Adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; cameras, Trevor Wimlett, James Day ; designed for television by Eric Walmsley ; choreographer, Charles Augins ; videotape editor, St. John O'Rorke.
Note Originally broadcast as episode 3 of season 11 of the American Playhouse in 1993.
EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9).
Contents Side 1. Act I (59 min.) -- Side 2. Act II, Scenes 1 and 2 (47 min.) -- Side 3. Act II, Scenes 3 and 4 (37 min.) -- Side 4. Act III (41 min.).
System Reqs DVD, NTSC, all regions; 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo; dual-layer.
Note Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, Nov.-Dec. 1992.
Performer Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sporting Life) ; Paula Ingram (Clara; also sings the role of Annie); Harolyn Blackwell (sings the role of Clara) ; Gordon Hawkins (Jake) ; Bruce Hubbard (sings the role of Jake) ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Audience BBFC rating: PG.
Summary An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack.
Language Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian.
Subject People with disabilities -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Drama.
African American men -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Drama.
Genre Cultural television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television adaptations.
Televised operas.
Related Names Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. Lyricist.
Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961. Librettist.
Nunn, Trevor. Director. Adapter.
Baigneres, Yves. Adapter.
Marks, Stephany. Producer.
Smith, Greg, 1939-2009. Producer.
White, Willard. Singer. Actor.
Haymon, Cynthia. Singer. Actor.
Baker, Gregg. Singer. Actor.
Clarey, Cynthia. Singer. Actor.
Simpson, Marietta. Singer. Actor.
Evans, Damon. Singer. Actor.
Ingram, Paula. Singer. Actor.
Blackwell, Harolyn. Singer.
Hubbard, Bruce. Singer.
Hawkins, Gordon. Actor.
Rutenberg, Craig. Conductor.
Rattle, Simon, 1955- Conductor.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Porgy.
London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.
Primetime (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Homevale (Firm)
Picture Music International.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. Singer.
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Instrumentalist.
EMI (Firm)
Alternate Title Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Related Titles American playhouse (Television program)
Standard # 724349249790
Publisher # 7243 4 92497 9 0 EMI Classics
DVB 4 92497 9 EMI Classics
4 92497 9 0 EMI Classics
OCLC number 48062438