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Einstein on the beach : the changing image of opera

Author: Mark ObenhausChrisann VergesGerald JonasSarah SteinPhilip GlassAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Direct Cinema, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through performance and rehearsal footage of the opera as choreographed by Lucinda Childs, and through interviews with composer/librettist Philip Glass and designer/director Robert Wilson, this film examines the opera Einstein on the Beach.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Opera films
Nonfiction films
Interviews
Excerpts
Named Person: Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Robert Wilson; Robert Wilson; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Obenhaus; Chrisann Verges; Gerald Jonas; Sarah Stein; Philip Glass; Robert Wilson; Lucinda Childs; Sheryl Sutton; Will Lyman; Michael Riesman; Obenhaus Films (New York, N.Y.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Brooklyn Academy of Music.; Direct Cinema Ltd.; Philip Glass Ensemble.; Lucinda Childs Dance Company.
ISBN: 9781559747271 1559747277
OCLC Number: 182958578
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Credits: Editor, Sarah Stein.
Performer(s): Will Lyman, narrator ; Lucinda Childs, Sheryl Sutton, interviewees ; Philip Glass Ensemble ; Michael Riesman, conductor ; Lucinda Childs Dance Company.
Awards: American Film Festival, Blue Ribbon, 1986.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; all regions; NTSC; full screen; aspect ratio 1:33; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Changing image of opera
Responsibility: a production of Obenhaus Films, Inc., for the Brooklyn Academy of Music ; produced in association with WNET/Thirteen ; produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music ; produced by ChrisAnn Verges ; directed and photographed by Mark Obenhaus ; narration written by Gerald Jonas.

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Through performance and rehearsal footage of the opera as choreographed by Lucinda Childs, and through interviews with composer/librettist Philip Glass and designer/director Robert Wilson, this film examines the opera Einstein on the Beach.

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