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The names of the fairies?


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#16 bart

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:49 PM

rg, "Lilac" seems consistent through all the various productions -- except for Diaghilev's London season, where it's "Mountain Ash." Do you have any information about what that might have meant? Or why the established Lilac name was replaced?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:54 PM

I think that Diaghilev misread his audience, and feared that "Lilac" was too Russian, or at least French, a reference. The good English Rowan may have been a nice choice, and not as bad a choice as his choice for "Sleeping Princess" over "Sleeping Beauty" as an overall title. There, he actually went over into misogyny, or at least unchivalry.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

Do the faries in act 1 (discussed in this thread) corresponsd at all with the faries in act 3 (gold, sapphire, silver, diamond)?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

Do the faries in act 1 (discussed in this thread) corresponsd at all with the faries in act 3 (gold, sapphire, silver, diamond)?

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No the fairies in act 3 are the metal (gold, silver) and jewel (sapphire, and diamond) fairies. These fairies are to bless the marriage of Prince Desire and Aurora (I'm not sure of the indvidual gifts they bestow upon the couple though). I hope I have answered your question :).


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