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Porgy : a Gullah version

Author: Dorothy Heyward; Virginia Mixson Geraty; DuBose Heyward; Cabbage Row Productions.
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Cabbage Row Productions in Association with Video Records, Inc. and Video Production, Inc., 1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : Creoles and Pidgins, EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dubose Heyward worked with George Gershwin to help create the famous opera Porgy and Bess, based on his play which portrayed the unusual story of a crippled beggar named Porgy living at Cabbage Row in Charleston, South Carolina. Virginia Mixson Geraty, a noted Gullah instructor, proposed that the play would sound more authentic if the African-American characters spoke Gullah. Her suggestion culminated in this  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Heyward; Virginia Mixson Geraty; DuBose Heyward; Cabbage Row Productions.
OCLC Number: 28981449
Notes: Presented by the Cabbage Row Company at the Garden Theater, Charleston, South Carolina, June 28-July 13, 1991.
Credits: Producer, Virginia M. Geraty ; video producers, Pete Peters & Virginia M. Geraty.
Cast: Michael Nesbitt (Porgy), Helen M. Hazel (Bess), Joseph Brown (Sportin Life).
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Porgy.
Responsibility: by Virginia Mixson Geraty ; from the original play by Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward.

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Dubose Heyward worked with George Gershwin to help create the famous opera Porgy and Bess, based on his play which portrayed the unusual story of a crippled beggar named Porgy living at Cabbage Row in Charleston, South Carolina. Virginia Mixson Geraty, a noted Gullah instructor, proposed that the play would sound more authentic if the African-American characters spoke Gullah. Her suggestion culminated in this translation and stage production featuring the English-based creole language spoken on the South Atlantic coast.

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