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320. THE WINTER'S TALE


Play by William Shakespeare


Music: By Marc Blitzstein.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Directed by John Houseman and Jack Landau. Scenery by David Hays. Costumes by Dorothy Jeakins. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: July 20, 1958, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut. Danced by members of the Festival company. Singer: Russell Oberlin.

Cast: Polixenes, Richard Waring; Leontes, John Colicos; Hermione, Nancy Wickwire; Autolycus, Earle Hyman; Florizel, Richard Easton; Perdita, Inga Swenson; and others.

Note: Balanchine choreographed dances in the pastoral scene, Act IV, Scene 3.

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