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Billy Budd : an opera

Author: Tim AlberyBarrie GavinThomas AllenPhilip LangridgeRichard Van AllenAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, 1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A naive and virtuous young seaman, Billy Budd, is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, Claggart. Unjustly accused of mutiny, Billy accidentally strikes Claggart dead and the tormented Captain Vere has no option but to hang him.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Television adaptations
Fiction television programs
Filmed operas
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Herman Melville
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Albery; Barrie Gavin; Thomas Allen; Philip Langridge; Richard Van Allen; David Atherton; Herman Melville; Eric Crozier; E M Forster; Benjamin Britten; English National Opera.; Kultur International Films.; RM Arts (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
ISBN: 1561270334 9781561270330
OCLC Number: 37466472
Credits: Directed for video by Barrie Gavin.
Performer(s): Thomas Allen, Philip Langridge, Richard Van Allan, Neil Howlett, English National Opera, conductor, David Atherton.
Description: 1 videocassette (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier ; adapted from the story by Herman Melville ; directed for the stage by Tim Albery ; a BBC-TV/RM Arts co-production.

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A naive and virtuous young seaman, Billy Budd, is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, Claggart. Unjustly accused of mutiny, Billy accidentally strikes Claggart dead and the tormented Captain Vere has no option but to hang him.

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