THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

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Places:

  • Banff

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Music

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

Reference number: 9514

Date: 1963

Director: filmed by A.J.G. Bodie

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.18 mins

Description: Banff Operatic Society performing a production of Victor Herbert’s 'Sweethearts', a 2-act comic operetta which was performed in St Mary’s Church hall in Banff.

Shotlist: male character in military uniform addresses female characters in traditional dress – pan of stage, actors singing and moving in unison – c/u male lead, footage oof and underexposed (0.21) l/s female lead on stage addressing chorus – brief shot of male lead forcefully kissing member of the chorus – female lead singing (possibly Sylvia character?) – c/u female lead footage oof and underexposed - gvs of actors addressing each other, possibly the character Dame Paula and four men dressed in suits (1.12) l/s of stage shot from balcony, several characters singing on stage, conductor silhouette seen in front of stage - Banff Operatic Society member Douglas Moir (?) dancing with female character (1.48) Dame Paula character (?) and female chorus in formal ball dresses singing and dancing – shot of three singing monks, possibly society members George McCaig (centre) and Walter Skinner (right) – brief shots of production finale with several actors on stage singing (2.18)