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The Resource Porgy & Bess : an American voice, a presentation of the University of Michigan in collaboration with Vanguard Films and Mojo Working Productions, Inc. ; produced by James A. Standifer ; directed by Nigel Noble ; written by Gloria Naylor, Ed Apfel

Porgy & Bess : an American voice, a presentation of the University of Michigan in collaboration with Vanguard Films and Mojo Working Productions, Inc. ; produced by James A. Standifer ; directed by Nigel Noble ; written by Gloria Naylor, Ed Apfel

Label
Porgy & Bess : an American voice
Title
Porgy & Bess
Title remainder
an American voice
Statement of responsibility
a presentation of the University of Michigan in collaboration with Vanguard Films and Mojo Working Productions, Inc. ; produced by James A. Standifer ; directed by Nigel Noble ; written by Gloria Naylor, Ed Apfel
Title variation
Porgy and Bess, an American voice
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A center of controversy over its portrayal of African-Americans since its debut, Porgy and Bess has thrived amidst a changing social climate for more than 60 years. This extraordinary program, narrated by Ruby Dee, chronicles the history of George and Ira Gershwin's uniquely American folk opera, set against the backdrop of America's turbulent struggle to resolve its racial inequities. Academic experts address the still-volatile racial aspects of the work, while octogenarian Anne Brown, the original Bess, and other illustrious alumni and noted literary figures including Leontyne Price, William Warfield, Diahann Carroll, and Maya Angelou are featured in interviews and eloquent performance clips." -- Container
Cataloging source
HQD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dyanna Taylor ; edited by Ann Collins
PerformerNote
Narrated by Ruby Dee ; Karen Parks, Christopher Jones, Sheri McLain, Fauchena Sheppard, Robert Bruner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Standifer, James A
  • Noble, Nigel
  • Naylor, Gloria
  • Apfel, Ed
  • Parks, Karen
  • Jones, Christopher
  • McLain, Sheri
  • Dee, Ruby
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanguard Films
  • Mojo Working Productions
Runtime
85
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gershwin, Ira
  • Gershwin, George
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Opera
  • African Americans in the performing arts
Technique
live action
Label
Porgy & Bess : an American voice, a presentation of the University of Michigan in collaboration with Vanguard Films and Mojo Working Productions, Inc. ; produced by James A. Standifer ; directed by Nigel Noble ; written by Gloria Naylor, Ed Apfel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Films for the Humanities & Sciences: 10027
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43510423
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (85 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
FFH 10027
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Porgy & Bess : an American voice, a presentation of the University of Michigan in collaboration with Vanguard Films and Mojo Working Productions, Inc. ; produced by James A. Standifer ; directed by Nigel Noble ; written by Gloria Naylor, Ed Apfel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Films for the Humanities & Sciences: 10027
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43510423
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (85 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
FFH 10027
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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