The Soldier's Tale (Stravinsky music)

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English translation (by Michael Flanders, Kitty Black, and by Jeremy Sams) of L'Histoire du soldat, a theatrical work by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, with music by Igor Stravinsky, "to be read, played, and danced" by three actors and one or several dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments (1918).

Performance history in South Africa

Staged in November 1994 by Performing Arts in a Container adapted by trumpeter Michel Schneuwly and Ellis Pearson for Natal school audiences, with Pearson, Bheki Mkhwane, Madoda Ncaytya, ballerina Bronwyn Sanders and musicians from the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lyk Temmingh, touring to Natal schools with a mobile container/theatre.

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