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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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“George Gershwin Arrives to Plan Opera on Porgy” (1933)

“George Gershwin Arrives to Plan Opera on Porgy” (1933)

55 “George Gershwin Arrives to Plan Opera on Porgy” (1933)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of an article titled George Gershwin Arrives to Plan Opera on Porgy, which was published in the December 4, 1933, issue of the Charleston News and Courier. The article reports that Gershwin arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, to meet with DuBose Heyward concerning his plan to turn Porgy into an opera. It also mentions that Gershwin and Dubose went to a negro church and listened to the singing to get the atmosphere for an operatic version of Porgy.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Porgy, novel, opera, Charleston, South Carolina, negro church

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