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The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes

GUEST,SB666 03 May 20 - 05:22 PM
Stilly River Sage 03 May 20 - 06:14 PM
Joe Offer 03 May 20 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,Starship 03 May 20 - 06:40 PM
GUEST,Starship 03 May 20 - 06:41 PM
GUEST,keberoxu 03 May 20 - 07:18 PM
Stilly River Sage 03 May 20 - 09:46 PM
Thomas Stern 03 May 20 - 09:50 PM
GUEST,Starship 03 May 20 - 10:03 PM
Joe Offer 04 May 20 - 06:53 PM
Felipa 05 May 20 - 08:14 AM
Felipa 05 May 20 - 08:24 AM
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Subject: The Man Who Went To War - Langston
From: GUEST,SB666
Date: 03 May 20 - 05:22 PM

The script has ben found - actually the working revision as aired n 1944, and there is even a clip. The LOC has a full recording but refuses to upload it to the web. Apparently academics can access it but not us non-acadenic plebs.

The BBC has been told and shown no interest whatsoever.

So in releasing the script from the dusty archives, and bearing in mind the intransigence of the LOC and Beeb, the suggestion is that the ballad opera could be recreated by today's folk and blues singers.

Download link:
https://we.tl/t-V5yhWHuWZK

Missing_from_History_Langston_Hughes_The.docx
tmwwtw (03-05-2020).pdf

Message
The Man Who Went To War (1944) incl clip

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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 May 20 - 06:14 PM

This kind of site is woefully unreliable - can you find the clip on YouTube or BBC where it has a durable home? I am unwilling to download from an unknown site, and no one else should try it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 May 20 - 06:26 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't trust the download link above, so I made it unclickable and advise readers to follow it at their own risk.

The manuscript from The Man Who Went to War by Langston Hughes is available at the Library of Congress:

The Sound Recording (click) has not been digitized, which I believe means you have to go to the Library of Congress to listen. It's a bit of a process for non-academics to get a library card for the Library of Congress. I did it, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience - like Alice going into Wonderland (Abby Sale led the way, and then Joe started flirting with a folklorist in a darkened tunnel, and the rest is history...)

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 03 May 20 - 06:40 PM

I think you may be interested in the following link. My eyes are not good enough to read it all, but maybe there's some way to enlarge the pages. It's an LOC site with some stuff Lomax collected.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/afc2004004.ms040112/?st=gallery

Google Images is an often overlooked place to search for stuff one cannot locate easily elsewhere.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 03 May 20 - 06:41 PM

Dang. Cross-posted with Joe.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 03 May 20 - 07:18 PM

Paul Robeson opens the piece? Wow!


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 May 20 - 09:46 PM

The good thing about the Internet Archive is that they have durable links and are the place to put things that you really don't want to have lost forever.

Chris, assuming that you have a downloaded copy of it, you can set up an account easily at the Internet Archive (think of one of their most popular functions, the "Wayback Machine" for finding old links that are otherwise lost. Someone used it here on Mudcat over the weekend to restore a lost long video.) Upload the video then share it in this link. I turned off commenting on the Facebook page so we don't end up with remarks or information that gets lost as soon as it drops off the page.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 03 May 20 - 09:50 PM

FYI:
The script at LoC site (link above) can be enlarged by clicking
the + sign at page top. Page can be shifted up/down etc with cursor.

Wow.

Thomas.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 03 May 20 - 10:03 PM

Thomas, thank you very much. That is very cool. Much obliged.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 May 20 - 06:53 PM

CJB - this is where you should post any discussion about The Man Who Went To War. It promises to be a fascinating work of art to study. Please don't post anything but temporary information on our Facebook page, because it's so hard to find things on Facebook even just a day after they're posted. If you have any questions, contact me directly.

Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Felipa
Date: 05 May 20 - 08:14 AM

zThis sounds very interesting.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Felipa
Date: 05 May 20 - 08:24 AM

I would like to be able to see and hear The Man Who Went To War as a play or video.

I looked at the Library of Congress digital archives link offered by Starship. On a desktop computer (and I suppose on a laptop, or any device with a large enough screen), I can click on a + icon and enlarge the images so that they are adequately legible. But I am lacking patience. Each page has to be viewed separately and when it is enlarged, the reader has to scroll down the page as only a small part of it appears on screen at one time.

I agree with zJoe about Facebook - though some fb pages do have a key word search facility. It's unfortunate that so many discussion group webpages with more useful formats have declined as users move to the one-shop-for -all Facebook.I'm glad Mudcat survives.


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Subject: RE: The Man Who Went To War - Langston Hughes
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 May 20 - 12:13 PM

You have to have a clue that something is there to search for it, is a huge part of that FB problem, and FB isn't the logical place to search for much of this stuff.

Since I mentioned the Internet Archives I'm getting Google reminders and emails about their existence. It's a good place to store precious things like old movies, documentaries, recorded and digitized television programs, even things captured off of YouTube if it doesn't have a specific copyright to worry about.


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