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Satyagraha

Author: Hugo KächAchim FreyerConstance DeJongLeo GoekeRalf HarsterAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [©2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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This visionary opera tells the story of how Mahatma Gandhi developed the philosophy of satyagraha, nonviolent active resistance, as a political revolutionary tool to fight oppression, connecting his lifework to three historical figures who advanced his philosophy: the celebrated Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, the great Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore and the American civil rights leader Martin Luther  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Televised operas
Drama
Television adaptations
Théâtre
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Rabindranath Tagore; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rabindranath Tagore; Leo Tolstoy, graf
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Käch; Achim Freyer; Constance DeJong; Leo Goeke; Ralf Harster; Helmut Danninger; Inga Nielsen; Georg Greiwe; Elke Estlinbaum; Wolfgang Probst; Kimmo Lappalainen; Daniel Bonilla; Melinda Liebermann; Helga Merkl-Freivogel; Karl-Friedrich Dürr; Helmut Holzapfel; Dennis Russell Davies; Philip Glass; Staatsoper Stuttgart.; Reiner Moritz Associates.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Channel Four (Great Britain); RM Arts (Firm); Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48984057
Language Note: In Sanskrit with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on an original scenario by Philip Glass and Constance De Jong.
Originally produced for television in 1983 by ZDF/RM Arts.
Credits: Director, Hugo Käch ; scenario, producer, Achim Freyer ; music, Philip Glass ; libretto by Philip Glass and Constance De Jong.
Performer(s): Leo Goeke (Gandhi I) ; Ralf Harster (Gandhi II) ; Helmut Danninger (Gandhi III) ; Inga Nielsen (Schlesen) ; Georg Greiwe (Tolstoy, Tagore) ; Elke Estlinbaum (Kasturbai) ; Wolfgang Probst (Kallenbach I) ; Kimmo Lappalainen (Kallenbach II) ; Daniel Bonilla (Parsi Rustomji) ; Melinda Liebermann (Naidoo) ; Helga Merkl-Freivogel (Mrs. Alexander) ; Karl-Friedrich Dürr (Krishna) ; Helmut Holzapfel (Arjuna) ; supporting artists ; Dennis Russell Davis, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live at the Württembergisches Staatstheater Stuttgart, Grosses Haus.
Description: 1 videodisc (166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Act 1. Tolstoy --
Act 2. Tagore --
Act 3. Martin Luther King.
Responsibility: a ZDF-RM Arts production in association with Channel Four Television, U.K. ; RM Associates.

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This visionary opera tells the story of how Mahatma Gandhi developed the philosophy of satyagraha, nonviolent active resistance, as a political revolutionary tool to fight oppression, connecting his lifework to three historical figures who advanced his philosophy: the celebrated Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, the great Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore and the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

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