Posted 26 April 2003 - 03:16 AM
Posted 26 April 2003 - 04:05 AM
I think that when "The Dream" was televised, I did not yet own a VCR. I've not seen it since, though my memory tells me that the cast included: Dowell, Merle Park and Wayne Sleep.
I am with you in loving the Ashton version.
Posted 26 April 2003 - 04:28 AM
Hope the recent performances went well and the weekend takes off from a box office perspective -
Posted 26 April 2003 - 05:07 AM
at least however the one w/ park & dowell was telecast in color here so some off the air copies are around.
the very gifted margaret dale did a filming for bbc tv, B&W, w/ sibley and dowell, mostly original cast all around, but that taping, which was shown here in the 70s i think, has not be re-shown during the era of the vcr.
Posted 26 April 2003 - 05:25 AM
Did you see Rebecca Wright perform Titania? My first live Titania was Francesca Corkle with Burton Taylor as Oberon. I think Francesca was amazing. I've heard that Rebecca had a glow. Can you write about her performance?
Posted 26 April 2003 - 09:17 AM
Posted 26 April 2003 - 10:12 AM
Rebecca was truly a fairy queen. Her multiple spots during pirrouttes made her seem as if she was sparkling all about. Her feistiness came through in the scenes with Oberon (Kevin McKenzie) and I just adored her in this role. This an Valentine were my favorites of the rep she danced that I saw at Joffrey.
Needless to say her technique was very secure - to the point where she played her the character and changed her dynamics each performance.
Kevin was also great in this. His elegance and ability to let the woman take prominence were well used here.
Posted 26 April 2003 - 06:06 PM
ah well, those of us old enough to know better, could probably all write books about the books, tapes, &/or sundry items 'that we let get away...'
i can't think that tape was available for very long. but maybe it just slipped by my notice.
Posted 26 April 2003 - 09:03 PM
Posted 21 April 2004 - 01:23 PM
Also, "The Dream" will broadcast tonight on DANCE IN AMERICA/Great Performances, Thirteen/WNET at 8pm. Please check your local PBS listings for specific city air dates and times.DANCE IN AMERICA's "The Dream"
Posted 21 April 2004 - 01:27 PM
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