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Author: Paul SchmidtElizabeth LeCompteSheena SeeKate ValkBeatrice RothAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Wooster Group, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Wooster Group began with a small group of people in 1975, and is a constantly evolving, full-time, ongoing ensemble, and member in good standing of New York City's art avant-garde. Brace Up! is Chekhov's Three sisters on-stage, as re-imagined through the prism of the Group's developing aesthetic. An assemblage made from three performances in April, 2003. In this filmed performance, the setting incorporates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Filmed plays
Experimental films
Nonfiction films
Adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Schmidt; Elizabeth LeCompte; Sheena See; Kate Valk; Beatrice Roth; Ari Fliakos; Anna Kohler; Jack Frank; Josephine Buscemi; Paul Lazar; Willem Dafoe; Scott Shepherd; Joel Bassin; Gary Wilmes; Ken Kobland; John Lurie; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Wooster Group,
OCLC Number: 476332094
Notes: Bonus feature: a stage performance of "Brace up!" from 1993, with Peyton Smith, Karen Lashinsky, Beatrice Roth, Scott Renderer, Anna Köhler, Roy Faudree, Ron Vawter, Jeff Webster, Paul Schmidt, Clay Shirky, Dave Shelley, Linda Chapman, Kate Valk, Marianne Weems.
Credits: Director of photography, Ken Kobland ; original music, John Lurie, Lawrence 'Butch' Morris, Suzzy and Terre Roche ; translator, Paul Schmidt ; dramaturg, Clay Hapaz ; lighting, Jenifer Tipton ; stage video, Christopher Kondek, Feid Farrington ; set, Jim Clayburgh ; costumes, Elizabeth Jenyon.
Cast: Sheena See (Olga), Kate Valk (Masha and narrator), Beatrice Roth (Irina), Ari Fliakos (Andrei), Anna Köhler (Natalya), Jack Frank (Bobik), Josephine Buscemi (Anfisa), Paul Lazar (Kulygin), Willem Dafoe (Vershinin), Scott Shepherd (Tusenbach), Joel Bassin (Chebutykin), Paul Schmidt (Chebutykin), Gary Wilmes (Solyony), Dominique Bousquet (servant), Steve Cuiffo (2nd lieutenant), Dave Shelley (2nd lieutenant), Michael Stumm (street musician).
Event notes: Recorded at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, N.Y., April 2003; The Performing Garages, New York, NY, Apr. 1993.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format. NTSC. Full screen presentation.
Contents: Brace up! (2003 ; 106 min.) --
Bonus material from the archive, Brace up! (1993 ; 110 min.).
Other Titles: Brace up! 2003
Brace up! 1993
Responsibility: The Wooster Group ; director, Elizabeth LeCompte.

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The Wooster Group began with a small group of people in 1975, and is a constantly evolving, full-time, ongoing ensemble, and member in good standing of New York City's art avant-garde. Brace Up! is Chekhov's Three sisters on-stage, as re-imagined through the prism of the Group's developing aesthetic. An assemblage made from three performances in April, 2003. In this filmed performance, the setting incorporates close-up recordings of the performers with continuous wide-angle footage, while simultaneously those same performers are in the background.

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