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The Resource Turn of the screw, by Benjamin Britten

Turn of the screw, by Benjamin Britten

Label
Turn of the screw
Title
Turn of the screw
Statement of responsibility
by Benjamin Britten
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • spa
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
CIN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Television director, Katie Mitchell; production designer, Alison Chitty; director of photography, Nick Morris; producer, Fiona Morris; a BBC Wales production
Dewey number
782.1
Language note
  • Sung in English, with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian
  • Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German in container
LC call number
M1500.B827
LC item number
T9 2005
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
117
Technique
live action
Label
Turn of the screw, by Benjamin Britten
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 2 acts; libretto by Myfanwy Piper, adapted after the story by Henry James
  • Originally broadcast in 2004
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478009078
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
OA 0907 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59714075
  • (OCoLC)ocn520163621
System details
DVD-9; soundtracks in Dolby digital 5.1, PCM stereo.; aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Turn of the screw, by Benjamin Britten
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 2 acts; libretto by Myfanwy Piper, adapted after the story by Henry James
  • Originally broadcast in 2004
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478009078
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
OA 0907 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59714075
  • (OCoLC)ocn520163621
System details
DVD-9; soundtracks in Dolby digital 5.1, PCM stereo.; aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD

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