Making up alternate endings to great ballets-- a topic for the silly season?
Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:24 PM
Soviet sensibilities are also a little odd since SL, and I assume Giselle, kept their original sad endings, but the powers-that-were then didn't want the same for Shakespeare.
(Still my favorite scene of an alternate interpretation: Romeo doesn't get the note about Juliet being still alive in the Luhrman (sp?) film because no one was home when the UPS/FedEx guy came.)
Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:34 PM
Juliet becomes a mother-in-law. So what about Balanchine's statement that there are no mothers-in-law in ballet? Will Juliet have to give up her dancing career?
Precisely. This is the reason for the otherwise unexplainable fact that Mr B never did a sequel to any of the existing R&Js.
however Raymonda has an aunt! (why not a mother? how are we supposed to guess?)
Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:54 PM
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:57 AM
Or: albrecht (or Hilarion) acidentally cuts himself on the sword and dies of blood poisoning.
By the way, I heard of a sequel to Giselle called Giselle's Revenge. It uses the same music and has her enticing albrecht in to
her grave, then shutting it and dancing on top. Has anyone else heard of it or seen it?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:08 AM
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