TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre) DVD


Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre) is The Wooster Group's OBIE-winning production of Paul Schmidt's version of Racine's Phèdre, re-set in a mobile modernist landscape of sliding plexiglass panels, omnipresent monitors, and hidden cameras. This disc presents the recording with magnified overlays of the action, designed by Ken Kobland.

Bonus Material
   • An original cast recording of the play featuring Willem Dafoe and Frances
     McDormand
   • ON TOUR (TYTB), a short documentary of behind-the-scenes vignettes by Juliet
     Lashinsky-Revene and Jack Dafoe

An "exhilarating dissection of Racine's tragedy"
   —The New York Times on TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre)

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The Wooster Group - TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre)
Cast: Ari Fliakos, Scott Shepherd, Sheena See, Kate Valk, Roy Faudree, Fiona Leaning, Koosil-ja Hwang, Dominique Bousquet, Suzzy Roche; Director: Elizabeth LeCompte; Text: Paul Schmidt, after Racine's Phèdre; Set: Jim Findlay; Sound: John Collins, Geoff Abbas, Jim Dawson; Video: Philip Bussmann; Lighting: Jennifer Tipton; Original Music Tracks: David Linton; Original Songs: drench (Koosil-ja Hwang, Suzzy Roche, Kate Valk); Original Costume Pieces: Elizabeth Jenyon; Assistant director: Richard Kimmel; Video totems: Ruud van den Akker; Master Technician: Jeff Sugg; Technical Director: Iver Findlay; Production Manager: Bozkurt Karasu; Master Electricians: Lara Wilder, Gabe Maxson; Video Operator: Reid Farrington; Assistant Costumes/Video: Tara Webb; Sound Consultants: Lance Dann, Dan Dobson; Badminton Master: Chi-Bing Wu; Dramaturgy: Jim Dawson, Dennis Dermody; This piece is dedicated to Paul Schmidt (1934-1999), who wrote this version of Racine's Phèdre for The Wooster Group in 1993

Bonus Material
An original cast recording of the play featuring Willem Dafoe and Frances McDormand

DVD Production

Director of Photography/Editor: Ken Kobland; Video Processing/Matting: Geoff Abbas; Post-Production Sound Design: Jim Dawson, Geoff Abbas; Camera Assistant: Juliet Lashinsky-Revene; Menu Design: Philip Bussmann, Geoff Abbas; Additional Video Processing: Daniel Jackson, Jean Coleman; Packaging Design: Philip Bussmann, Clay Hapaz; Cover Photo: Ken Kobland; Director: Elizabeth LeCompte

TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre) DVD © The Wooster Group, 2011

Show length: 70 minutes
Total material: 180 minutes
1 disc

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