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Billy Budd : an opera

Author: Thomas AllenPhilip LangridgeRichard Van AllenDavid AthertonHerman MelvilleAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Home Vision, 1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Billy Budd, a young seaman, is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, John 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: Fiction television programs
Television adaptations
Television programs
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Allen; Philip Langridge; Richard Van Allen; David Atherton; Herman Melville; Eric Crozier; E M Forster; Benjamin Britten; English National Opera.; Home Vision (Firm); RM Arts (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
OCLC Number: 20980500
Notes: "BIL 01."
Synopsis in English (7 p. ; 17 cm.)--included.
Credits: Directed for video by Barrie Gavin.
Cast: Thomas Allen, baritone ; Philip Langridge, tenor ; Richard Van Allan, bass ; English National Opera ; David Atherton, conductor.
Description: 1 videocassette (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 synopsis (7 p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: VHS stereo hi-fi.
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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Billy Budd, a young seaman, is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, John 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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