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The Mikado

Author: W S GilbertNorman CampbellBrian MacdonaldMarie BaronEric DonkinAll authors
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Distributed in the U.S. by Acorn Media ; [Canada] : Distributed in Canada by Morningstar Entertainment and CBC Home Video, ©1999.
Series: Stratford Festival presents Gilbert & Sullivan.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cloaked in the guise of a Japanese musical drama, The Mikado is a spoof of Victorian English society. Centered on Ko-Ko, a lowly tailor, it chronicles his transformation from prisoner in a country jail to the rank of Lord High Executioner. But Ko-Ko is plagued by a terrible quandary: the emperor has instructed him to produce a head -- or forfeit his own!"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Television adaptations
Named Person: W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: W S Gilbert; Norman Campbell; Brian Macdonald; Marie Baron; Eric Donkin; Henry Ingram; Christina James; Richard McMillan; Gidon Saks; Karen Skidmore; Arthur Sullivan; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Acorn Media (Firm); Morningstar Entertainment Inc.; CBC Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1569383464 9781569383469
OCLC Number: 43409430
Notes: Based on the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan .
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1982.
Credits: Musical direction, Berthold Carrière ; original Stratford production directed and choreographed by Brian Macdonald.
Cast: Marie Baron ; Eric Donkin ; Henry Ingram ; Christina James ; Richard McMillan ; Gidon Saks ; Karen Skidmore.
Description: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby Digital audio.
Contents: Special features: Chapter indexing of songs --
Two CBC news features: Mikado at the Old Vic (ca. 6 min.) ; Brian Macdonald interview (ca. 6 min.) --
Text alterations (original and revised for those songs which were updated for this production) --
Biographies of Gilbert & Sullivan [text feature] --
Program notes [text feature] --
glossary [text feature] --
photograph of historic relevance --
Interactive menus --
Sketches of Our Town: Stratford [Video tour of Stratford, Ontario, ca. 15 min.].
Series Title: Stratford Festival presents Gilbert & Sullivan.
Responsibility: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presents ; A Stratford Festival of Canada production ; Brian Macdonald's production of ; written by W.S. Gilbert ; composed by Arthur Sullivan ; associate director, Brian Macdonald ; produced and directed by Norman Campbell.

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"Cloaked in the guise of a Japanese musical drama, The Mikado is a spoof of Victorian English society. Centered on Ko-Ko, a lowly tailor, it chronicles his transformation from prisoner in a country jail to the rank of Lord High Executioner. But Ko-Ko is plagued by a terrible quandary: the emperor has instructed him to produce a head -- or forfeit his own!"--Container.

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