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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Canadian arts series. Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet with choreography by John Cranko and directed by Norman Campbell. Performed by the National Ballet of Canada with Veronica Tennant as Juliet and Earl Kraul as Romeo. The conductor is George Crum.
Series
Festival (Canada)
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Sep 1965 at 21:30 (Channel: CBC)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Norman Campbell
Producer
Norman Campbell
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Production Design
Robert Lawson
Costume
Jurgen Rose
Choreographer
John Cranko
Cast
Earl KraulRomeo
Victoria Tennant (2)Juliet
Adams. LawrenceMercutio
Grant StrateFriar Laurence
Angela LeighNurse
Alex UrsuliakCapulet
Celia FrancaLady Capulet
David ScottMontague
Grant StrateEscalus, Prince of Verona
Howard MarcusBenvolio
Jeremy BlantonParis
Joanne NisbetLady Montague
Maralyn MilesRosaline
Yves CousineauTybalt

Additional Details

Theatre company
National Ballet of Canada
Production type
Dance
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Lord Wakehurst Ballet Film Collection Reel 13

Notes

Notes
LORD WAKEHURST BALLET FILM COLLECTION REEL 13 (catalogued separately) contains three minutes of rehearsal footage from this production. However different dancers are credited in the parts of Romeo and Juliet.
General
This was the first time Cranko allowed a company permission to perform one of his full-length ballets and Romeo and Juliet was the last ballet that the choreographer personally mounted for a company outside Stuttgart. The Canadian premiere took place at Montreal’s Place des Arts on April 14, 1964, with guest artists from the Stuttgart Ballet, Marcia Haydee and Ray Barra in the title roles.
History
The programme was first transmitted in April 1965. The Jerome Robbins Dance Archive copy is preceded by the introduction to a repeat transmission on 15 September 1965 as well as the original introduction by Peter Donat.
Awards
The production won the Prix Rene Barthelemy at the International Television Festival in Monte Carlo in 1966.

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Archive

Name

Dance Collection, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Email
dance@nypl.org
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Phone
212 870 1657
Fax
212 870 1869
Address
New York Library for the Performing Arts
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New York
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Name

Library and Archives Canada

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Fax
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