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The Resource The mikado, Thames Television in association with Clerical Medical Investment Group presents The English National Opera ; written by William S. Gilbert ; music by Arthur Sullivan ; produced and directed by John Michael Phillips, (videorecording)

The mikado, Thames Television in association with Clerical Medical Investment Group presents The English National Opera ; written by William S. Gilbert ; music by Arthur Sullivan ; produced and directed by John Michael Phillips, (videorecording)

Label
The mikado
Title
The mikado
Statement of responsibility
Thames Television in association with Clerical Medical Investment Group presents The English National Opera ; written by William S. Gilbert ; music by Arthur Sullivan ; produced and directed by John Michael Phillips
Title variation
  • Town of Titipu
  • Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, THE MIKADO. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music conductor, Peter Robinson
Dewey number
782.1
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed captioned
LC call number
  • M1500.S95
  • M1500.S95
LC item number
  • M55 2005
  • M55 2005
PerformerNote
Eric Idle, Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allen, Felicity Palmer, Richard Angas, Susan Bullock
Runtime
130
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The mikado, Thames Television in association with Clerical Medical Investment Group presents The English National Opera ; written by William S. Gilbert ; music by Arthur Sullivan ; produced and directed by John Michael Phillips, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released in 1987
  • Special features: A source of innocent merriment: "The making of the Mikado"; downloadable Mikado libretto; cast biographies
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
62386382
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.)
Isbn
9780767086325
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
733961735901
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AAE-73590
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The mikado, Thames Television in association with Clerical Medical Investment Group presents The English National Opera ; written by William S. Gilbert ; music by Arthur Sullivan ; produced and directed by John Michael Phillips, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released in 1987
  • Special features: A source of innocent merriment: "The making of the Mikado"; downloadable Mikado libretto; cast biographies
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
62386382
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.)
Isbn
9780767086325
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
733961735901
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AAE-73590
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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