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Directed by
Dave Heather 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William S. Gilbert  operetta

Produced by
Judith de Paul .... producer
George Walker .... executive producer
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
Music Department
Alexander Faris .... conductor
Other crew
Anthony Besch .... stage director: operetta

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In the first dance sequence Joel Grey gets accidentally hit in the mouth causing it to bleed. He carries on singing just wiping the blood away several times.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An unusual Gilbert and Sullivan, 30 September 2000
Author: Dick-42 ( from Springfield, VA

Do you ever wonder how long videotapes will last? I recorded this from Public Broadcasting (PBS) over 16 years ago, and have no record that I've watched the tape since. It ran almost perfectly. The Closed Captions - essential for G&S productions - were a bit garbled, but that might not be the fault of the tape.

Anyone expecting a typical Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta is likely to be disappointed or even offended by "Yeomen." It's much more in the Grand Opera tradition, except that the Prima Donna survives. It's pretty much a disaster for some of the other principals, however.

This production is part of the "Compleat Gilbert and Sullivan" made-for-video series of 1982 and thereabouts, made in the UK and distributed in the U.S. through PBS by WGBH-Boston.

This "Yeomen" is very well done and aside from the fact that it's not a "happy-ending" story in some respects, is, in its way, very entertaining. It's well worth seeing, if you can find it.

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