A play by J. M. Synge.
The action takes place in a shebeen near a village on the wild coast of Mayo, Ireland.
Old Mahon, his father:
Michael James Flaherty, a publican:
Margaret Flaherty (called Pegeen Mike):
Shawn Keogh, her cousin:
Small farmer - Philly Cullen:
Small farmer - Jimmy Farrel:
Village girl - Sara Tansey:
Village girl - Susan Brady:
Village girl - Honor Blake:
A ballet in one act by Michel Fokine. Music by Frederic Chopin, orchestrated by Benjamin Britten.
"Les Sylphides" was first presented at a charity performance in St. Petersburg in 1908 under the title "Chopiniana". It was later included in the repertoire of the Maryinski Theatre. It assumed its present title when the Diaghilev Ballet presented it during its first Paris season at the Theatre du Chatelet. Michel Fokine himself revised this master work for the Ballet Theatre.
9.5 app. Who's Who
A ballet party in which Leslie Mitchell is introduced to Lucia Chase, Administrative Director of the New York Ballet Theatre, and various personalities in the world of music, art, and ballet, who have been invited to the studio to watch the first television performance of Who's Who.
9.25 On Stage
(by arrangement with Ballet Associates in America Inc.). A ballet in one act by Mary and Michael Kidd.
with Nora Kaye, Alicia Alonso, John Kriza, Michael Kidd, Dimitri Romanoff and Muriel Bentley, Donald Saddler, Barbara Fallis, Diana Adams, Shitley Eckl, Fernando Alonso, Stanley Herbert, and Corps de Ballet. A Section of the Royal Opera House Orchestra (by arrangement with the Administrators of the Covent Garden Opera Trust), leader, Joseph Shadwick, conductor, Max Goberman.
Daydreams are exclusive to no one. Even during a ballet company's stage rehearsal there may be onlookers whose fancies and desires are so touched by the scene before them that they are wafted away from the position of mere bystanders, to more glorious realms. As witness a shy little girl who aspires to be accepted into the ballet company, and the handyman whose world is a round of sweeping floors and running errands.
With sadness and fascination, and perhaps, a touch of longing, they watch the rehearsal, and when all have departed the handyman in his simple, winning way, induces the girl to dance freely, thereby finally achieving her goal. She goes off happily with the ballet company, and leaves him alone with his broom on the empty stage.
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A Section of the Royal Opera House