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The Resource A Chinese cracker : the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris, an RM Associates production in association with SBS TV

A Chinese cracker : the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris, an RM Associates production in association with SBS TV

Label
A Chinese cracker : the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris
Title
A Chinese cracker
Title remainder
the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris
Statement of responsibility
an RM Associates production in association with SBS TV
Title variation
Making of The peony pavilion
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Written by 16th-century Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, The peony pavilion is a 19-hour epic opera in 57 episodes that tells a story of youth and love literally triumphing over death. This program follows director Chen Shi-Zheng and the Shanghai Kunju Opera Troupe in their monumental effort of staging the entire production, an event that had not occurred in nearly four centuries. Despite resistance by the Chinese government and the project's inherent difficulties, the debut at the Lincoln Center was an overwhelming success. Coverage of rehearsals, set construction, and costume preparation is combined with interviews with Chen Shi-Zheng and his musical director Zhou Ming, who place this masterpiece in its historical and cultural context"--Container
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Cataloging source
MDS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and directed by Derek Bailey ; China and United States sequences directed by Bill Shebar
Language note
Narrated in English; opera in Chinese with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Narrated by Robert Powell
Runtime
53
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
A Chinese cracker : the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris, an RM Associates production in association with SBS TV
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (53 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11982
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373395890
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
A Chinese cracker : the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris, an RM Associates production in association with SBS TV
Publication
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (53 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11982
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373395890
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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