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The part of Florence Pike from the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten Jestley, Jennifer Aileen 1981

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THE  PART OF FLORENCE PIKE FROM THE OPERA ALBERT HERRING BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN  performed by  JENNIFER AILEEN JESTLEY B.Mus., The U n i v e r s i t y  of B r i t i s h Columbia, 1976  A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE  REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC (OPERA)  in THE  FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (Department of Music)  We accept t h i s  t h e s i s as conforming  to the r e q u i r e d  THE  standard  UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (c)  September 1981  JENNIFER AILEEN JESTLEY  In p r e s e n t i n g  this  thesis i n partial  f u l f i l m e n t of the  r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r an a d v a n c e d d e g r e e a t t h e of B r i t i s h Columbia, I agree that it  freely  the L i b r a r y  a v a i l a b l e f o r r e f e r e n c e and s t u d y .  agree t h a t p e r m i s s i o n for  University  f o r extensive  s c h o l a r l y p u r p o s e s may  for  financial  shall  of  The U n i v e r s i t y o f B r i t i s h 2075 W e s b r o o k P l a c e V a n c o u v e r , Canada V6T 1W5 Date  W.  <ff/  thesis  Columbia  my  It is thesis  n o t be a l l o w e d w i t h o u t my  permission.  Department  further  be g r a n t e d by t h e h e a d o f  copying or publication of t h i s  gain  I  make  copying of t h i s  d e p a r t m e n t o r by h i s o r h e r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s . understood that  shall  written  UDC FREDERIC W O O D T H E A T R E  A comic opera by Benjamin Britten. A co-production of the departments of music & theatre.  ALBERT HERRING  ALBERT HERRING by Benjamin Britten Musical Direction by FRENCH TICKNER Settings and Lighting Designed By  ROBERT DAHLSTROM  Costumes Designed By  PHILLIP CLARKSON  Stage Direction by JOHN BROCKINGTON CAST Lady Billows, an elderly autocrat  Florence Pike, her housekeeper  . . . DOROTHY-JEAN LLOYD* (March 5,7,10,12,14) PAZZI ANN BOHNENKAMP (March 6,8,11,13,15) JENNIFER JESTLEY (March 5,7,10,12,14) DIANE FOX (March 6,8,11,13,15)  Miss Wordsworth, Head Teacher at the Church School. . •  "  :  -  Mr. Gedge, the Vicar ". Mr. Upfold, the Mayor. Superintendent Budd Sid, a butcher's shophand Albert Herring, from the Greengrocer's  BETTE COSAR* (March 5,7,10,12,14) ELFRIEDA LANGEMANN (March 6,8,11,13,15) ALANMcLELLAN MEL ERICKSEN* JjAUL BERKOLDS JOHN MITCHELL* DAVID MEEK*  PRODUCTION Technical Director and Production Stage Manager  IAN PRATT  Stage Managers  IAN McANDREW HUGH MacLEAN, BARBARA PANTON  Properties  SHERRY DARCUS  Costume Supervisor  ROSEMARIE HESELTON  Set Construction . . . DON GRIFFITHS, JOHN HENRICKSON, RON HAMLIN Lighting Execution  ROBERT EBERLE  Assistant Designer  DAVID ROBERTS  Scenic Artist  GEORGE YATES  Properties Assistant . . .  KIM MacKENZIE  Millinery  SHEILA BINGHAM  Wigs  KEN A L L E N  Costume Execution . . . . ANDREW BROWN, LINDA DAVIS, JEAN MURPHY Wardrobe Mistress  '.  Scenic Painters  PEARL BELLESEN, JIM BRIDGE,  LESLEY CICCOZZI ,  .  PEGGY KEENE  SALMON HARRIS, DEBBIE MATTHEW, CAROL POSER  Stage Crew House Manager  STUDENTS OF THEATRE 350 . . .  Box Office  DIANE CURNOW, TEDDY BABICHUK KATHRYN DOBIE, ROSALINE CHOY,  '. DIANE CURNOW Business Manager Production  MARJORIE FORDHAM NORMAN YOUNG  ALBERT HERRING is produced by special arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes (Canada) Ltd.  CAST continued Nancy, from the Bakery  ELFRIEDA LANGEMANN (March 5,7,10,12,14) LENA HAUSER (March 6,8,11,13,15)  Mrs. Herring, Albert's mother Ernie ) Cis  PAULA O'DRISCOLL ALIX KLENMAN  > Village children  SHARON TEBBUTT  Harry J  STEVEN SCHOEN (March 5,7,10,12,14) CAMERON GRANT (March 6,8,11,13,15)  *Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association  ORCHESTRA Flute, Piccolo  NANCY DOERKSEN  Clarinet, Bass Clarinet  CHARLES DALLAIRE  Oboe  VICTORIA POPPY  Bassoon  ANDREW WEIR  French Horn  LLOYD GEIDT  Percussion Harp  PAUL GRANT  . .  DONNA L.BROWN  Piano  ROBERT HOLLISTON  1st Violin  DUBRAVKA PEARCE  2nd Violin  STEFAN JUNGKIND  'Cello  LOIS NELSON  String Bass Coach — Accompanists  . . . . . . . . . +  MICHAEL HOVANIAN  . . ROBERT HOLLISTON,  LAUREL ANDERSON, CHERYL COONEY  i SYNOPSIS Lady Billows of Suffolk, producing a May Day festival, offers a prize for a May Queen whose virtue is beyond doubt. When such a young woman cannot be found, Lady Billows determines to have a May King, in the person of Albert Herring, a mother-dominated grocer's assistant. When a practical joker fills Herring's lemonade glass with rum, the May King becomes inebriated and disappears into the night, searching for disreputable pleasures. At first presumed dead, he returns to the village the following day, disheveled and haggard, but ready to fight for his newrwon emancipation.  SCENES The action of the opera takes place in Loxford, a small market-town in East Suffolk, during April and May of the year 1900. ACT I Scene I — Scene II — ACT II Scene I — . Scene II — ACT III  > Lady Billows' conservatory. Mrs. Herring's grocery shop. A tent in the Vicarage garden Mrs. Herring's grocery shop. Mrs. Herring's grocery shop.  There will be two 15 minute intermissions.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS C.B.C. THE VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE ST. IVES ANTIQUES AND CLOCKS THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE WESTCOAST ACTORS  COMING EVENTS March 1 7 - 2 2 , 1980 GASWORKS Explorations in Comedy Directed by Donald Soule in the Dorothy Somerset Studio  ALBERT HERRING Frederic Wood Theatre  March 5 - 15,1980  The University of British Columbia  

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