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The nutcracker

Title
The nutcracker [videorecording] / British Broadcasting Corporation ; directed for television by John Vernon ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Publication
U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation, c1968.

Details

Additional Authors
  • Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
  • Park, Merle
  • Edwards, Leslie
  • Kavanagh, Betty
  • Martin, Keith, 1943-
  • Jenner, Ann, 1944-
  • Larsen, Gerd
  • Holden, Stanley
  • Sleep, Wayne
  • Plaisted, Ronald
  • Parkinson, Georgina
  • Coleman, Michael, 1940-
  • Howard, Ann
  • Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011
  • Sherwood, Gary
  • Mason, Kenneth
  • Cauley, Geoffrey
  • Mason, Monica
  • Robinson, Jane
  • Rencher, Derek
  • Hynd, Ronald
  • Hill, Carole
  • Collier, Lesley
  • Lorrayne, Vyvyan
  • Lanchbery, John.
  • Monahan, James.
  • Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988.
  • Vaĭnonen, V.
  • Hart, John, 1921?-
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822.
  • Georgiadis, Nicholas, 1923-2001.
  • Bundy, William.
  • Vernon, John.
  • Royal Ballet.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
  • DHCA.
Description
1 videocassette (121 min.) : sd., col. PAL; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
Performance with a 13 min. intermission feature consisting of a brief history of the ballet by James Monahan; a discussion of some of the supporting dancers (Gerd Larsen, Leslie Edwards, Stanley Holden, Monica Mason, Vyvyan Lorrayne); and an interview with company director Frederick Ashton.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Series Statement
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Uniform Title
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Vaĭnonen)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • For a commercially-released version of this recording, without the intermission features or the extended curtain calls, see *MGZIA 4-3056 The nutcracker.
Credits (note)
  • Choreography for the Prince's Act II variation, Vassily Vainonen ; stage performance under the supervision of John Hart ; scenario based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann ; design, Nicholas Georgiadis ; original stage lighting, William Bundy ; television lighting, James Thomas.
Performer (note)
  • Merle Park (Clara) ; Rudolf Nureyev (Herr Drosselmeyer/the Prince) ; Leslie Edwards (Dr. Stahlbaum) ; Betty Kavanagh (Frau Stahlbaum) ; Keith Martin (Fritz) ; Ann Jenner (Louisa) ; [Keith Martin, Merle Park, Ann Jenner (doll dances)] ; Gerd Larsen (grandmother) ; Stanley Holden (grandfather) ; Wayne Sleep (the nutcracker) ; Ronald Plaisted (the rat king) ; Monica Mason, Vyvyan Lorrayne [leaders of the snowflakes] ; Georgina Parkinson, Michael Coleman, and others (Spanish dance) ; Gerd Larsen, Ann Howard, Alexander Grant, Gary Sherwood, and others (Arab dance) ; Kenneth Mason, Keith Martin, Geoffrey Cauley (Chinese dance) ; Monica Mason, Jane Robinson, Derek Rencher, Ronald Hynd, and others (Russian dance) ; Carole Hill, Lesley Collier, Wayne Sleep (pastorale).
Event (note)
  • Recorded in performance at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, England, in 1968. Telecast by BBC TV on March 10, 1968.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4051 RNC
OCLC
  • 80637050
  • 80637050
  • NYPY00-F694
Title
The nutcracker [videorecording] / British Broadcasting Corporation ; directed for television by John Vernon ; choreography and production by Rudolf Nureyev ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Imprint
U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation, c1968.
Series
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Event
Recorded in performance at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, England, in 1968. Telecast by BBC TV on March 10, 1968.
Credits
Choreography for the Prince's Act II variation, Vassily Vainonen ; stage performance under the supervision of John Hart ; scenario based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann ; design, Nicholas Georgiadis ; original stage lighting, William Bundy ; television lighting, James Thomas.
Performer
Danced by the Royal Ballet, with pupils of the Royal Ballet Junior School.
Cast
Merle Park (Clara) ; Rudolf Nureyev (Herr Drosselmeyer/the Prince) ; Leslie Edwards (Dr. Stahlbaum) ; Betty Kavanagh (Frau Stahlbaum) ; Keith Martin (Fritz) ; Ann Jenner (Louisa) ; [Keith Martin, Merle Park, Ann Jenner (doll dances)] ; Gerd Larsen (grandmother) ; Stanley Holden (grandfather) ; Wayne Sleep (the nutcracker) ; Ronald Plaisted (the rat king) ; Monica Mason, Vyvyan Lorrayne [leaders of the snowflakes] ; Georgina Parkinson, Michael Coleman, and others (Spanish dance) ; Gerd Larsen, Ann Howard, Alexander Grant, Gary Sherwood, and others (Arab dance) ; Kenneth Mason, Keith Martin, Geoffrey Cauley (Chinese dance) ; Monica Mason, Jane Robinson, Derek Rencher, Ronald Hynd, and others (Russian dance) ; Carole Hill, Lesley Collier, Wayne Sleep (pastorale).
Performer
Music performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by John Lanchbery.
Singers: a section of the Royal Opera Chorus ; chorus master, Douglas Robinson.
Commentator: James Monahan.
Added Author
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993, choreographer, dancer.
Park, Merle, dancer.
Edwards, Leslie, dancer.
Kavanagh, Betty, dancer.
Martin, Keith, 1943- dancer.
Jenner, Ann, 1944- dancer.
Larsen, Gerd, dancer.
Holden, Stanley, dancer.
Sleep, Wayne, dancer.
Plaisted, Ronald, dancer.
Parkinson, Georgina, dancer.
Coleman, Michael, 1940- , dancer.
Howard, Ann, dancer.
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011, dancer.
Sherwood, Gary, dancer.
Mason, Kenneth, dancer.
Cauley, Geoffrey, dancer.
Mason, Monica, dancer.
Robinson, Jane, dancer.
Rencher, Derek, dancer.
Hynd, Ronald, dancer.
Hill, Carole, dancer.
Collier, Lesley, dancer.
Lorrayne, Vyvyan, dancer.
Lanchbery, John. Conductor
Monahan, James. Commentator
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988. Interviewee
Vaĭnonen, V., choreographer.
Hart, John, 1921?- Director
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Composer
Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822. Author
Georgiadis, Nicholas, 1923-2001. Designer
Bundy, William.
Vernon, John. Director
Royal Ballet.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
DHCA.
Added Title
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Vaĭnonen)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4051 RNC
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