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Orpheus descending

Author: Vanessa RedgraveKevin AndersonAnne TwomeyPeter HallGeorge ManasseAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Turner Home Entertainment, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Orpheus Descending" as Williams explained is the story of "a wild-spirited boy who wanders into a conventional community of the South and creates the commotion of a fox in a chicken coop." The protagonist, an itinerant guitarist, is a latter-day Orpheus who is destroyed when he descends into the arid hell of a small Southern town to rescue Lady from the impotent embrace of her cancer-doomed husband. The play is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Television
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Redgrave; Kevin Anderson; Anne Twomey; Peter Hall; George Manasse; Tennessee Williams; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm); Turner Pictures, Inc.
ISBN: 1559606207 9781559606202
OCLC Number: 22930149
Notes: Container title: Tennessee Williams' Orpheus descending.
"Hi-fi, stereo."
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Videocassette release of the 1990 motion picture.
"6165."
Credits: Music by Stephen Edwards ; edited by Edward Marnier ; director of photography, Michael Fash ; screen adaptation by Peter Hall ; executive producer, Gladys Nederlander ; producer, George Manasse ; directed by Peter Hall.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Anderson, Anne Twomey, Miriam Margolyes.
Target Audience: Rated VM (very mature).
Description: 1 videocassette (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Turner Pictures, Inc.

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"Orpheus Descending" as Williams explained is the story of "a wild-spirited boy who wanders into a conventional community of the South and creates the commotion of a fox in a chicken coop." The protagonist, an itinerant guitarist, is a latter-day Orpheus who is destroyed when he descends into the arid hell of a small Southern town to rescue Lady from the impotent embrace of her cancer-doomed husband. The play is based on the character Orpheus from Greek mythology.

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