Selznick for a day: YOU cast "Gone With the Wind, the Ballet"
Posted 09 October 2000 - 12:35 PM
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Posted 09 October 2000 - 04:36 PM
Mr. Selznick, the search is over!!!
The only possibility for Scarlett is Kschessinska.
I'd have her do the 32 fouettes twice. Once at the barbecue, to the absolute horror of both Mama and Mammy.
And then, the second time, at the ball, wearing her widow's weeds.
Defiant, scheming, seductive, with a twinkle in her eye and a diamond on every spare patch of skin, Mathilde is our girl.
I'd also like to second Leigh's nomination of Kenneth Greve for Ashley. Six foot three, blond hair, blue eyes, very handsome, very charming, capable of doing anything, but....
On Rhett, maybe I'm being too literal, but he was HUGE. Tall, muscular. Not short and muscular. Mukhamedov would be too short, as would Villella. Think more along the lines of Nikolai Fadayachev
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Posted 09 October 2000 - 07:32 PM
Look no further, Mr. Selznick. From Tsarkoe Selo directly to Tara, here comes Mathilde!
"But Nicky!!! I didn't push Melanie down the stairs! She just walked in from of me as I was moving my arms in preparation for my solo, what was I to do?"
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Posted 09 October 2000 - 09:56 PM
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SCARLET - Sylvie Guillem...gorgeous minx who, I'm sure, will know how to get her Rhett
RHETT - Konstantin Zaklinsky...picture him with a mustache ! Remember, in the novel, Rhett was quite a bit older than Scarlet
MELANIE - sweet Yvonne Borree (Darcey Bussell would be a second choice but she's too tall to be ideal as 'meek-and-mild')
ASHLEY - Charles Askegaard...no question about it!
MAMMY - Mark Morris in drag AND blackface.
....and in a cameo role....
AUNT PITTIPAT - Natalia Dudinskaya (currently in Boston, rehearsing Bayadere...so I'm sure she can swing down to Atlanta for this!)
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SCARLET- Tanaquil LeClerq
RHETT - Edward Villella (on stilts)
MELANIE - Eleanor D'Antuono
ASHLEY - Erik Bruhn
SCARLET'S WHINEY SISTER (remember, Scarlet married HER boyfriend)- Gelsey Kirkland
MAMMY - Lynn Seymour (think of her in "Dancers")
PRISSY - Heather Watts
BELLE WATLING - Gloria Govrin and Karen Von Aroldigen will share the honors!
MR. O'HARA - Baryishnikov (an OLD Baryshnikov!)
MRS. O'HARA - Melissa Hayden
I don't know who would compose the score, I would have my hands full just keeping this cast together!!
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Posted 10 October 2000 - 04:47 PM
I'm seeing Jillana as Belle.
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