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Lord Wakehurst Ballet Film Collection Reel 13

Synopsis
Amateur ballet film photographed by John de Vere Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst. Includes film of three minutes of dress rehearsal of John Cranko’s version of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet staged by the Canadian National Ballet in January 1965. Romeo watches pas de deux by Juliet and Paris at the ball; pas de deux by Romeo and Juliet, Paris intervening, dance by ensemble, Juliet’s mother intervening between her and Romeo.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Silent
Year of release
1962-5
Duration
14 mins; 498 (16mm) feet

Credits

Cinematographer
John de Vere, 2nd Baron Wakehurst Loder
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer
John Cranko
Cast
Frank SchaufussRomeo
Jacqueline IvingsJuliet
Jeremy BlantonParis

Additional Details

Theatre company
National Ballet of Canada
Production type
Dance
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
amateur films; ballet; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals

Notes

Notes
The BFI National Archive copy is mute. Master material only, no viewing copy (2/2008).

The full ballet was shown on CBC (15 September 1965) but with the title roles danced by Earl Kraul and Victoria Tennant.

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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