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The dream [videorecording]

Title
The dream [videorecording] / British Broadcasting Corporation ; television presentation by John Vernon and Colin Nears ; choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged by John Lanchbery.
Publication
U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation, c1978.

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Description
1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence NTSC; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Uniform Title
Dream (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Sets, Henry Bardon ; costumes, David Walker ; stage lighting, William Bundy ; television lighting, Hubert Cartwright.
Performer (note)
  • Introduced by Robin Ray.
  • Merle Park (Titania) ; Anthony Dowell (Oberon) ; Wayne Sleep (Puck) ; Garry Grant (Bottom) ; Vergie Derman (Hermia) ; Rosalind Eyre (Helena) ; David Drew (Demetrius) ; Derek Rencher (Lysander).
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Telecast on WNET-TV's Great Performances series.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5417
Title
The dream [videorecording] / British Broadcasting Corporation ; television presentation by John Vernon and Colin Nears ; choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged by John Lanchbery.
Imprint
U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation, c1978.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Telecast on WNET-TV's Great Performances series.
Credits
Sets, Henry Bardon ; costumes, David Walker ; stage lighting, William Bundy ; television lighting, Hubert Cartwright.
Performer
Introduced by Robin Ray.
Performed by members of the Royal Ballet, London.
Cast
Merle Park (Titania) ; Anthony Dowell (Oberon) ; Wayne Sleep (Puck) ; Garry Grant (Bottom) ; Vergie Derman (Hermia) ; Rosalind Eyre (Helena) ; David Drew (Demetrius) ; Derek Rencher (Lysander).
Performer
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Ashley Lawrence.
Singers: the London Oratory Choir.
Summary
Performance of a ballet based on William Shakespeare's comedy A midsummer night's dream. Followed by a brief interview (ca. 4 min., b&w) with Frederick Ashton by Clive Barnes, taped by WNET/Thirteen at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 1970.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. The dream.
Drama and dance.
Added Author
Dowell, Anthony, dancer.
Park, Merle, dancer.
Sleep, Wayne, dancer.
Grant, Garry, dancer.
Eyre, Rosalind, dancer.
Drew, David, dancer.
Derman, Vergie, dancer.
Rencher, Derek, dancer.
Lawrence, Ashley, 1934- Conductor
Ray, Robin. Commentator
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer. Interviewee
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008. Interviewer
Bardon, Henry. Designer
Walker, David. Costume designer
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Composer
Lanchbery, John. Arranger
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.
Bundy, William.
Vernon, John. Producer
Nears, Colin. Producer
Royal Ballet.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
DHCA.
Added Title
Dream (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5417
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