Dionysus in '69
|Dionysus in '69|
|Directed by||Brian De Palma|
|Written by||William Arrowsmith|
|Cinematography||Brian De Palma|
|Edited by||Brian De Palma|
|Distributed by||Sigma III|
Dionysus in '69 is a 1970 film by Brian De Palma. The film records a performance of The Performance Group's stage play of the same name, an adaptation of The Bacchae. It was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival.
- Remi Barclay as Chorus
- Samuel Blazer as Chorus
- Jason Bosseau as Chorus
- Richard Dia as Cadmus and Chorus
- William Finley as Dionysus
- Joan MacIntosh as Agave
- Vicki May as Chorus
- [[Patrick McDermott as Tiresias and Chorus
- [[Margaret Ryan as Chorus
- Will Shepherd as Pentheus
- Ciel Smith as Agave
The film records and merges the final two performances of the 1968 stage play, the final one having been staged as extra with more lightning for better recording quality. In contrast to the previous non-recorded performances, actors are not fully naked during central scenes so to ensure distribution to movie theatres. The film makes use of split screen to show both actors and audience involvement in parallel.
- "The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the ... - American Film Institute - Google Books". Retrieved 5 February 2016.
- "Interviews". Retrieved 5 February 2016.
- Greenspun, Roger (23 March 1970). "Screen::De Palma's 'Dionysus in 69'". The New York Times.
- "IMDB.com: Awards for Dionysus". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
- Richard Schechner (2009). Richard Schechner on rites and rituals in Dionysos 69 (Interview recording). OnlineDramaturgy. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- Dionysus on IMDb
- Dionysus in '69 at Rotten Tomatoes
- Dionysus in '69 viewable online at the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library
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