The harlot's curse

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The harlot's curse
Marceau, Gigi (Performer)
Lowe, Jane (Performer)
Whitcomb, Mary (Performer)
O'Brien, Mark (Performer)
Wilde, Francesca (Performer)
Chadwick, David (Performer)
King, Emily (Performer)
Routtu, Consuelo Jean (Performer)
Sanders, Kyle (Performer)
Humes, Thomas (Performer)
Healy, Matthew (Performer)
Yu, Cheng-Chieh (Performer)
Brown, Lynn (Performer)
Conboy, Timothy (Performer)
Hoag, Brigid (Performer)
Archer, Rodney (Author)
Jones, Powell (Author)
Cunningham, James (Director)
Tarnay, Linda (Choreographer)
Cervetti, Sergio (Composer)
Payne-Carter, David (Performer)
McGuire, Wallace (Set designer)
Barrier, Andrea (Costume designer)
Sandström, Phil (Lighting designer)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)
Archer, Rodney (Compiler)
Jones, Powell (Compiler)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1990 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4925
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5937 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop's Economy Tires Theater ; written and compiled by Rodney Archer and Powell Jones ; [stage] direction by James Cunningham ; choreography by Linda Tarnay ; music by Sergio Cervetti.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Creation/production credits: Dramaturg, David Payne-Carter ; set, Wallace McGuire ; costume coordinator, Andrea Barrier ; lighting, Phil Sandström ; poem, William Blake (London).
Performers: Gigi Marceau (Mary Kelly) ; Jane Lowe (narrator, Mrs. Berkley) ; Mary Whitcomb (narrator, midwife, lady reformer, cockney whore) ; Mark O'Brien (narrator, curate) ; Francesca Wilde (Nanny Spanks, Mary's mother, Mary's sister, whore) ; David Chadwick (Lord Asterisk) ; Emily King (Lady Asterisk) ; Consuelo Jean Routtu (Margaret Asterisk) ; Kyle Saunders (Irish surgeon, Mazeppa, bully-boy) ; Thomas Humes (Henry Mayhew, man in street and brothel) ; Matthew Healy (Dr. Acton, bully-boy, maiden's father) ; Tim Conboy (Punch, man in ballroom and brothel) ; Brigid Hoag (Judy, woman in ballroom and brothel) ; Cheng-Chieh Yu (Mazeppa [dancer], woman in ballroom and brothel) ; Lynn Brown (Mazeppa's horse, man in street and ballroom).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on May 12, 1990, by Video D Studios.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (75 min.) : sound, color
Theater piece depicting "the story of Mary Kelly, Jack-the-Ripper's last victim, murdered in the East End of London over a century ago."
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13987449
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): accf38b0-4b64-0133-8ba7-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The harlot's curse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The harlot's curse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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The harlot's curse