The Journey of The Bonesetter's Daughter

Overview

Mounted on September 13, 2008 as a joint effort between the San Francisco Opera and Chinese-American author Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter adapted Tan's fourth novel (of the same name) as an opera. It represented something of a cross-cultural first, as well - one that brought Chinese and U.S. artists together under the same proscenium as it told Tan's story of the insoluble bond between mothers and daughters. Stylistic touches, considered remarkably bold but ingenious at the time, included a Western orchestra...
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Overview

Mounted on September 13, 2008 as a joint effort between the San Francisco Opera and Chinese-American author Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter adapted Tan's fourth novel (of the same name) as an opera. It represented something of a cross-cultural first, as well - one that brought Chinese and U.S. artists together under the same proscenium as it told Tan's story of the insoluble bond between mothers and daughters. Stylistic touches, considered remarkably bold but ingenious at the time, included a Western orchestra with Chinese instruments added, the presence of acrobats, and much more. The documentary Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter travels behind the scenes of this groundbreaking production to study some of the hurdles that the production presented, and the artistic risks that it wrought, as well as librettist Tan's efforts to preserve the emotional integrity of the material on stage.
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Special Features

Extended interviews with Amy Tan and Stewart Wallace; Zheng Cao backstage opera house tour; Amy Tan's half-sisters discuss their childhood
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • UPC: 841887014694
  • Original Release: 2011
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,972

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
David Petersen Director, Camera Operator, Editor
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Stephen Gong Executive Producer
Monica Z. Lam Camera Operator, Producer
Fawn Ring Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Journey of The Bonesetter's Daughter
1. The Opera's Origins [6:33]
2. Rehearsals Begin [2:11]
3. Grandmother's Story [2:45]
4. Mother and Daughter [5:15]
5. Rehearsals Continue - Part I [2:25]
6. Stewart Wallace in China [7:34]
7. First Orchestra Rehearsals [3:42]
8. Rehearsals Continue - Part II [6:18]
9. Final Rehearsals [2:53]
10. Opening Night Backstage [5:42]
11. Opening Night Onstage - Act I [3:09]
12. Opening Night Onstage - Act II [4:46]
13. Final Bows & Credits [2:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Journey of The Bonesetter's Daughter
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Extended Interviews With Amy Tan
      Extended Interviews With Stewart Wallace
      Zheng Cao Tours the Opera House
      Amy Tan's Half-Sisters Recall Their Childhood
   Setup
      Play With English Subtitles - On
      Play With English Subtitles - Off
      Play With Described Video - On
      Play With Described Video - Off
   Pbs.org
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