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The Resource Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, Yuri Rasovsky

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, Yuri Rasovsky

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Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls
Title
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls
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Yuri Rasovsky
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eng
Summary
The insidious Fleet Street barber slit his first throat in an 1846 "penny dreadful," one of those gaudy serialized novels that gleefully offered thrills and gore to sensation-hungry Victorians. Titled?The String of Pearls, it told of Sweeney Todd, whose shop stood next to St. Dunstan's Church, just a few blocks from the Royal Courts of Justice. On this site, he robbed and murdered hundreds of customers. To dispose of their remains, he carried them to an underground bakery of one Mrs. Lovett, whose pie shop was a few blocks away. She ground the cadavers into stuffing for her meat pies, the favorite midday repast of the lawyers who worked nearby and who got their shaves from Sweeney Todd. The man you lunched with yesterday could?be?your lunch today! Before the serial's final chapters even hit the stands, the first stage version, pirated from the already published installments, was packing them in at a London theater. Since then there have been numerous stage, literary, and screen versions of the story, most notably the hit Sondheim musical. Blackstone Audio has commissioned this, the first audio version of the tale, from the Audie® award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear (The Sherlock Holmes Theatre,?The Oresteia). With tongue in cheek, writer/producer/director Yuri Rasovsky has gone all the way back to the original penny dreadful to imbue an old string of pearls with new luster?and fresh blood
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Rasovsky, Yuri
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fiction
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  • Jarvis, Martin
  • Quirk, Moira
  • Templeman, Simon
  • Proctor, Phil
  • Ayres, Rosalind
  • Sheppard, W. Morgan
  • Rasovsky, Yuri
  • Rasovsky, Yuri
  • Baker, John
  • Ovitsky, Steven
  • Barrand, Tony
  • Roberts, John
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  • Dean, Robertson
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  • Drama
  • Fiction
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Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, Yuri Rasovsky
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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Isbn
9781481539661
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52857276-fe91-4a54-afa1-d426d6b57f64
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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Label
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, Yuri Rasovsky
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481539661
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
52857276-fe91-4a54-afa1-d426d6b57f64
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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