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Herman Melville
   wrote   
Billy Budd
Story of good and evil aboard the HMS Bellipotent in 1797. Unfinished at his death in 1891 and not published until 1924. early versions gave the book's title as Billy Budd, Foretopman, while it now seems clear Melville intended Billy Budd, Sailor: (An Inside Narrative)
Benjamin Britten
   composed the opera   
Billy Budd
Based on the Herman Melville novel; first performed in London in December, 1951
Billy Budd (1962)
   starred   
Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov and Melvyn Douglas
Director: Peter Ustinov. Also starred Paul Rogers, John Neville & Terence Stamp
Peter Ustinov
   directed   
Billy Budd (1962)
Herman Melville
   created the character   
Billy Budd
Billy Budd
Billy Budd, The Turn of The Screw, Peter Grimes
   are all   
Operas by Britten






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