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Brockway, Merrill

Overview
Works: 194 works in 684 publications in 5 languages and 8,819 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Dance television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Filmed dance 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Contributor
Classifications: AE5, 792.82092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Merrill Brockway
Publications by Merrill Brockway
Publications by Merrill Brockway, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Merrill Brockway
Balanchine the father of American ballet by George Balanchine( visu )
40 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Through rare archival audio and video footage, interviews, film, and photographs, this program traces Balanchine's life from his youth, through his work for Hollywood and Broadway, to his creation of the New York City Ballet. Features selections from many of his ballets, including Chaconne, Agon, Symphony in C, Apollo, A midsummer night's dream, and Western symphony
Choreography by Balanchine by George Balanchine( visu )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 541 libraries worldwide
A collection of selected Balanchine ballets
Camera three ( visu )
113 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German theater, reminisces about the important German playwright and performs short pieces to illustrate his techniques and ideas. Most of this material is in German with English translations or explanations
Tennessee Williams : Orpheus of the American stage : a film by Tennessee Williams( visu )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 354 libraries worldwide
A study of Tennessee Williams' life and work as a whole, ranging from his youth in Mississippi and in St. Louis to success and acclaim, followed by the final difficult years. Includes some of the most celebrated scenes from film adaptations of Williams' work. Contains footage of Williams being interviewed. Includes conversations with David Frost, Edward R. Murrow, and Melvyn Bragg, as well as reminiscences from people who knew and worked with him, among them Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, and his lifelong friend, Lady Maria St. Just
Choreography by Balanchine ( visu )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Presents performances of dances choreographed by Balanchine: Chaconne by Gluck and Prodigal son by Prokofiev
Jerzy Grotowski by Merril Brockway( visu )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and French and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Grotowski, the director of the Polish Lab Theater, discusses the relationship between director and actor, a playwright's function, and the idea of his "poor" theater that renounces everything not essential to the work
Bunraku the classical puppets of Japan by Merrill Brockway( visu )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and French and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Introduction to the art of Bunraku, Japanese puppet theater. Includes performed excerpts from the play Sonezaki Shinjū (The Love Suicides at Sonezaki) by the 18th century writer Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Peter Brook conversations about theater by Peter Brook( visu )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Margaret Croyden's interview with Peter Brook after he returned from Africa with his Center of Research, a group of actors based in Paris. Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, working with young actors
Nightwalk ( visu )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The last performance of The Open Theater. Nightwalk is a collection of situations about the human condition
Onoe Baiko the Seventh as The salt-gatherer ( visu )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The salt-gatherer, an 18th century Kabuki dance based on a Noh drama performed by Baiko VII, the famous Kabuki actor
This is Edward Steichen by Edward Steichen( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
A biographical sketch of the octogenarian photographer, humanist, and scientist, who discusses his personal philosophy and reminisces about celebrated friends and photographic subjects
Songs of Bertolt Brecht Gisela May sings Brecht ( visu )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German theater the "Berliner Ensemble" sings songs (one in English, the others in German with subtitles on screen) on texts by Brecht to music by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. May introduces each song with an English explanation
Pilobolus Dance Theatre ( visu )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"Documentary on the formation of Pilobolus and performances by the company"
Search for ecstasy Moroccan dance ( visu )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Several traditional Moroccan dances are performed by The National Dance Company of Morocco as part of their American tour. Dance critic, Faubion Bowers offers commentary. Includes a look at Moroccan culture
Ọba koso the Yoruba musical ( visu )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in Yoruba and English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from "Oba Koso", the famous folkloric Nigerian drama-musical-dance play about a wicked man who tries to overthrow the king, performed by the celebrated National Theater of Nigeria directed by Duro Ladipo. In this drama the king resists all the magical power of his enemies and becomes the thunder god or god of magic, still recognized in Nigeria by the Yoruba tribe today. Commentary by drama critic Margaret Croyden. 1975
Dances of Bali ( visu )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Presents four Balinese dances with commentary. Bowers interviews two prominent dancers, translating their discussions of dancing techniques and symbolism and the role of dance in their culture
The Norman Walker Dance Company a work in continuing progress ( visu )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement. The set pieces, with improvisation, are performed to Judy Collins' rendition of "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen, "In my life" by John Lennon, and songs by the rock group The Doors
Chaconne Prodigal son ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Selections from ballets choreographed by George Balanchine
Martha Graham Dance Company ( visu )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Presents Martha Graham as she reminisces on the history of her dance company and gives her interpretation of six dance creations as they are performed by her company
Camera three by Merce Cunningham( visu )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
This program presents an experimental marriage of dance and video. Cunningham says they are not concerts but "events." His commentary links the various aspects of these performances
 
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English (323)
German (9)
Yoruba (5)
French (2)
Swedish (1)
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