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The gospel at Colonus

Author: Kirk BrowningDavid HornYvonne SmithLee BreuerBob TelsonAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : New Video, ©2008.
Series: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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Told from the perspective of a Black Pentecostal preacher and his congregation, this play dramatizes legendary Greek character Oedipus' last days on Earth. Having blinded himself out of guilt, Oedipus makes a solace-seeking pilgrimage to Colonus, the place where he believes he is meant to die. Primarily through song, the preacher and his congregation translate this story of redemption into a Christian parable.
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Genre/Form: Greek drama (Tragedy)
Musicals
Filmed musicals
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Sophocles; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Browning; David Horn; Yvonne Smith; Lee Breuer; Bob Telson; Morgan Freeman; Clarence Fountain; Isabell Monk; Carl Lumbly; Robert Earl Jones; Jevetta Steele; J J Farley; Sophocles.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Bioscope (Firm); Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; Five Blind Boys of Alabama.; Soul Stirrers (Musical group); J.D. Steele Singers.; Institutional Radio Choir.; Colonus Messengers.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 142291948X 9781422919484
OCLC Number: 273052153
Language Note: Spoken & sung in English.
Notes: First shown as an episode of the television program Great performances in 1985.
"Based on an adaptation of Sophocles' 'Oedipus at Colonus' in the version by Robert Fitzgerald and incorporating passages from both Sophocles' 'Oedipus Rex' and 'Antigone' in the versions by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, which are published as 'The Oedipus cycle of Colonus'"--Closing credits.
Credits: Camera, Juan Barrera ... [et al.] ; editing, Miodrag Certic, Ron Atik.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Clarence Fountain, Isabell Monk, Carl Lumbly, Robert Earl Jones, Jevetta Steele, Kevin Davis, Martin Jacox.
Performer(s): Musical groups: Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, J.J. Farley and the Original Soul Stirrers, The J.D. Steele Singers, The Institutional Radio Choir, The Colonus Messengers.
Event notes: Recorded live in 1985 at The American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia, Pa.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Series Title: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Other Titles: Lee Breuer and Bob Telson's The gospel at Colonus
Responsibility: directed [for television] by Kirk Browning ; produced by David Horn & Yvonne Smith ; adapted and directed for the stage by Lee Breuer ; music composed, arranged & conducted by Bob Telson ; a production of WNET/Thirteen, in association with Bioscope, Inc. ; Educational Broadcasting Corp.

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Told from the perspective of a Black Pentecostal preacher and his congregation, this play dramatizes legendary Greek character Oedipus' last days on Earth. Having blinded himself out of guilt, Oedipus makes a solace-seeking pilgrimage to Colonus, the place where he believes he is meant to die. Primarily through song, the preacher and his congregation translate this story of redemption into a Christian parable.

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