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Stravinsky Centenary Season: The Soldier's Tale


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by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) and C.F. Ramuz translated by Peter Adam
To be read, played and danced. Written in 1918, this is one of Stravinsky's most popular pieces, and is justly regarded as a principal forerunner of modern music drama. Based on an old Russian tale, it tells the story of the Devil who, in various disguises, tries to win the soul of a poor soldier. A highlight of Stravinsky's Centenary, this production had rave notices when first seen at the Festival Hall. Restaged for television, it takes up Stravinsky's original idea of having it performed by travelling players in front of a village audience.
Film editor JOHN s. SMITH


Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Author: C.F. Ramuz
Translated by: Peter Adam
Musicians: The London Sinfonietta
Conducted by: David Atherton
Film Editor: John S. Smith
Photography: Nat Crosby
Photography: Mike Southon
Costume Designer: Rosalind Ebbutt
Designer: Richard Morris
Directed by: Peter Adam
Soldier: Wayne Sleep
Devil: Murray Melvin
Narrator: Ben Kingsley
Princess: Carole Hill

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