y Baa Baa Black Sheep : A Jungle Tale single work   musical theatre   - Three acts
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Note: A libretto by David Malouf, for an opera with music by Michael Berkeley. Adapted from the writing of Rudyard Kipling.
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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Notes

  • The opera has been recorded and released on CD on Collins Classics (COLL 70362).

Production Details

  • First performed in Cheltenham (UK) in July 1993.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

David Malouf's Moments Musicaux Stephen Benson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 38 no. 1 2003; (p. 5-21)
The article examines what Malouf sees in music, and 'how this relates to his engagement with the conspicuously silent textual space of the opera libretto'. It is particularly concerned with 'two recent collaborations with the English composer, Michael Berkeley, both of which tendentiously retell founding expressions of English colonial discourse'. The author's aim is 'to use Malouf's aesthetic of music as the starting-point for a generically-informed identification of a quite particular postcolonial voice at work in these two texts' (p.5).
David Malouf the Librettist Annie Patrick , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Provisional Maps : Critical Essays on David Malouf 1994; (p. 133-147)
Punch and Judy in the Jungle Roger Covell , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 July 1993; (p. 27)
David Malouf's Moments Musicaux Stephen Benson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 38 no. 1 2003; (p. 5-21)
The article examines what Malouf sees in music, and 'how this relates to his engagement with the conspicuously silent textual space of the opera libretto'. It is particularly concerned with 'two recent collaborations with the English composer, Michael Berkeley, both of which tendentiously retell founding expressions of English colonial discourse'. The author's aim is 'to use Malouf's aesthetic of music as the starting-point for a generically-informed identification of a quite particular postcolonial voice at work in these two texts' (p.5).
David Malouf the Librettist Annie Patrick , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Provisional Maps : Critical Essays on David Malouf 1994; (p. 133-147)
Punch and Judy in the Jungle Roger Covell , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 July 1993; (p. 27)
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Subjects:
  • c
    India,
    c
    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
Settings:
  • 1860s
  • 1870s
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