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The prince of the pagodas / a portrait of Sir Kenneth MacMillan / [produced and directed by Derek Bailey].

The prince of the pagodas / the Royal Ballet production ; music by Benjamin Britten ; choreography by Kenneth MacMillan. Out of line : a portrait of Sir Kenneth MacMillan / [produced and directed by Derek Bailey].
New York : Elektra Entertainment, ©1992.

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Additional Authors
  • Lawrence, Ashley.
  • Page, Ashley.
  • Silver, Mark.
  • Sansom, Bruce.
  • Dowson, Antony.
  • Cope, Jonathan.
  • Cranko, John.
  • Thubron, Colin, 1939-
  • Read, John B.
  • Giorgiadis, Nicholas, 1925-
  • Rice, Simon.
  • Dowell, Anthony.
  • Chadwick, Fiona.
  • Bussell, Darcey.
  • MacMillan, Kenneth.
  • Bailey, Derek.
  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
  • National Video Corporation.
  • Royal Ballet.
  • Elektra Entertainment (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
  • Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.
2 videocassettes (194 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences; 1/2 in. +
A filmed performance of a revised version of John Cranko's original fairy-tale ballet of 1957 to music by Benjamin Britten, with new choreography by Kenneth MacMillan and a rewritten scenario by Colin Thubron. The performance is followed by a second program entitled Out of line, a portrait of Sir Kenneth MacMillan at sixty, which takes the form of lengthy interviews with and comments by MacMillan, Alessandra Ferri, Clive Barnes and others. Also includes filmed excerpts from various ballets created and choreaographed by MacMillan.
Series Statement
Elektra Nonesuch dance collection
Uniform Title
Elektra Nonesuch dance collection
Alternative Title
  • Portrait of Sir Kenneth MacMillan
  • Out of line
  • NVC Arts The prince of the pagadas
  • video recordings (physical artifacts)
  • Video recordings
  • Interviews
  • Video recordings.
  • Vidéos.
  • A filmed performance of the ballet in three acts, plus Out of line, a portrait of Kenneth MacMillan at sixty, an interview with Kenneth MacMillan, et al. (ca. 66 min., at the end of Cassette two.)
  • Title on container: NVC Arts The prince of the pagodas.
  • "A BBC-TV, NVC Arts coproduction."
  • Booklet includes credits, short essays by MacMillan and Thubron, and a synopsis.
  • VHS.
Credits (note)
  • Designed by Nicholas Georgiadis ; lighting designed by John B. Read ; scenario by Colin Thubron after John Cranko ; directed for videogram by Derek Bailey.
Event (note)
  • Recorded April, 1990, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Produced for BBC Television.
System Details (note)
  • VHS.
  • ocm53271745
  • SCSB-1307255
Owning Institutions
Princeton University Library