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Video clip of I Wish I Might

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I Wish I Might

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 : sd., col ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 folder

Copyright Date:
1971?

Copyright Holder:
Copyright holder is unidentified.

Materials Date:
1968

Artists:
Feldhaus-Weber, Mary
Trisler, Joyce
Morris, John

Background:
The work was created when Trisler, Feldhaus-Weber, and Morris were all Rockefeller Artists-in-Television.

Scope:
Includes a 2" master of the finished program with a Betacam SP preservation master, a VHS screening copy, and a 2" containing segments or highlights from the program, which has not been reformatted. One folder contains a newspaper clipping and press release.

Joyce Trisler conceptualized and choreographed, Mary Feldhaus-Weber wrote, and John Morris composed the score for this fantasy dramatic work. Three fairies -- Foxcroft, Seraphina, and Norbert Biener -- respond to the cries of a young boy, Patch. Patch is upset because he was offered a wish by an old woman on a bus and asked to become a tree. As he contemplates this further, he realizes that life as a tree might not be all he desires, and he is distraught because the time named by the old woman for his wish to come true is quickly approaching. The fairies take him to the "land of wishes," where he tries to find his own wish and exchange it for another. While searching for the wish, he encounters many others, which are represented by elaborate song-and-dance numbers, performed by members of the Boston Ballet. Finally, as he feels himself stiffening up, he frees himself by wishing to just be himself. While a small amount of the work was filmed out of doors, the majority of the action takes place in a WGBH studio, with sets by Francis Mahard.

Music is by John Morris. Some music was performed on the Moog synthesizer.

Susan Dubiner designed the costumes.



Directors:
Weinar, Marvin (Assistant Director)
Cosel, William

Producer:
Cosel, William

Editor:
Blau, Ron (Film Editor)

Performers:
Pierce, Robert (Foxcroft)
Werner, Pamela (Seraphina)
Bartson, Paul (Norbert Biener)
Reinstein, Teddy (Patch)
Alexson, Frederick (Dachshund)
Perry, June (Fish)
Stuart, Reggie (Old Woman)
Adair, Robin (Boston Ballet)
Alexson, Frederick (Boston Ballet)
Hudson, Mark (Boston Ballet)
Moran, David (Boston Ballet)
Ravich, Carol (Boston Ballet)
Sarazin, Anamarie (Boston Ballet)

Subjects:
Fairies
Wishes


Genres:
Dramas
Dance





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