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Say Brother; Face of Love, The; E.L. Jones performs Othello

Part of Say Brother.

03/10/1978

In this clip E.L. Jones performs an excerpt from The Face of Love, a one-man musical theatre piece written by Vantile Whitfield and E.L. Jones, with music and lyrics by Payton-James-Payton and Glaude. Overall the program consists of a special presentation of The Face of Love, a one-man musical theater piece starring E.L. James. The Face of Love reflects on the various kinds of love individuals can feel - whether for people, material goods, countries, or ideas. Performance consists of short scenes (mostly) punctuated by vocal pieces, and include a construction worker's reading of Othello, the story of a homeless man, a man reflecting on the death of his aunt, a gambler talking about his love for a Spanish woman, a soldier away from home whose girlfriend breaks up with him via mail, an overzealous patriot, an immigrant in the United States to study, and an elderly man reflecting on heaven. Written by Vantile Whitfield and E.L. James with music and lyrics by Payton-James-Payton and Glaude, all of the Face of Love Company, Washington, DC. Program made possible in part by the Communications Institute of New England. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by David Atwood.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Face of Love, The
Program Number

821

Title

E.L. Jones performs Othello

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program consists of a special presentation of The Face of Love, a one-man musical theater piece starring E.L. James. The Face of Love reflects on the various kinds of love individuals can feel - whether for people, material goods, countries, or ideas. Performance consists of short scenes (mostly) punctuated by vocal pieces, and include a construction worker's reading of Othello, the story of a homeless man, a man reflecting on the death of his aunt, a gambler talking about his love for a Spanish woman, a soldier away from home whose girlfriend breaks up with him via mail, an overzealous patriot, an immigrant in the United States to study, and an elderly man reflecting on heaven. Written by Vantile Whitfield and E.L. James with music and lyrics by Payton-James-Payton and Glaude, all of the Face of Love Company, Washington, DC. Program made possible in part by the Communications Institute of New England.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American actors
Face of Love, The (theatrical production)
James, E.L.
African American theater
Whitfield, Vantile
Television adaptations
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Atwood, David (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
LeCain, Larry (Lighting Assistant)
Koppel, Tiit (Assistant Cameraman)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
MacDonald, Greg (Lighting Assistant)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Chigas, Basil (Assistant Cameraman)
Hill, Rebecca (Make Up)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Smith, Lee (Assistant Cameraman)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Johnson, Nathaniel (Audio)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Face of Love, The; E.L. Jones performs Othello,” 03/10/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_425BC692FC964B44914E6331450F34F4.
MLA: “Say Brother; Face of Love, The; E.L. Jones performs Othello.” 03/10/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_425BC692FC964B44914E6331450F34F4>.
APA: Say Brother; Face of Love, The; E.L. Jones performs Othello. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_425BC692FC964B44914E6331450F34F4
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