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Author: Benjamin BrittenMark PadmoreLisa MilneCatrin Wyn-DaviesDiana MontagueAll authors
Publisher: Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex : Opus Arte, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Britten's 1955 opera of Henry James' 1898 novella concerns the demonic possession of two children by a formerly alive governess and butler. Or maybe it's not. What first appears to be a stock ghost story about the struggle between good and evil takes on complex meanings through the medium of Britten's eerie music. The opera is divided into sixteen scenes, fifteen variations on one nine-measure "Screw"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Opera television programs
Opera films
Music videos
Adaptations cinématographiques et télévisées
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; Mark Padmore; Lisa Milne; Catrin Wyn-Davies; Diana Montague; Nicholas Kirby-Johnson; Caroline Wise; Richard Hickox; Katie Mitchell; Alison Chitty; Nick Morris; Fiona Morris; Myfanwy Piper; Henry James; City of London Sinfonia.; BBC Wales.; Opus Arte (Firm)
OCLC Number: 59714075
Language Note: Sung in English, with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
Notes: Opera in 2 acts; libretto by Myfanwy Piper, adapted after the story by Henry James.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German in container.
Credits: Television director, Katie Mitchell; production designer, Alison Chitty; director of photography, Nick Morris; producer, Fiona Morris; a BBC Wales production.
Performer(s): Mark Padmore (Quint) ; Lisa Milne (The governess) ; Catrin Wyn Davies (Miss Jessel) ; Diana Montague (Mrs. Grose) ; Nicholas Kirby Johnson (Miles) ; Caroline Wise (Flora) ; City of London Sinfonia ; Richard Hickox, conductor.
Event notes: Originally broadcast in 2004.
Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9; soundtracks in Dolby digital 5.1, PCM stereo.; aspect ratio 16:9.
Responsibility: by Benjamin Britten.

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Benjamin Britten's 1955 opera of Henry James' 1898 novella concerns the demonic possession of two children by a formerly alive governess and butler. Or maybe it's not. What first appears to be a stock ghost story about the struggle between good and evil takes on complex meanings through the medium of Britten's eerie music. The opera is divided into sixteen scenes, fifteen variations on one nine-measure "Screw" theme, so called in part because of its powerful delineation of mounting tension--Peter Bates.

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