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308. THE TEMPEST


Play by William Shakespeare


Music: By Ernst Bacon.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Produced by Chandler Cowles. Directed by Denis Carey. Scenery by Horace Armistead. Costumes by Robert Fletcher. Scenery executed by Chester Rakeman Studios; costumes executed by Brooks Costume Company. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: August 1, 1955, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut. Danced by members of the Festival company. Conductor and pianist: Andrew Heath. (Preview: July 26.)

Cast: Prospero, Raymond Massey; Antonio, Fritz Weaver; Ferdinand, Christopher Plummer; Caliban, Jack Palance; Miranda, Joan Chandler; Ariel, Roddy McDowall; and others. BALLET MASQUE (speaking roles): Iris, Dorothy Whitney; Ceres, Leora Dana; Juno, Virginia Baker.

Note: Balanchine choreographed the ballet masque for nymphs and reapers in Act IV, Scene 1.

See also: 224  

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