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Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet


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#16 Andrei

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Posted 15 February 2003 - 03:33 PM

Mel, it was said by Ulanova ....

#17 Mel Johnson

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Posted 15 February 2003 - 05:27 PM

It's quoted in Bernard Taper's Days with Ulanova; she is quoted saying that she, Sergeyev and the other dancers came up with it, she didn't claim authorship except as part of the production where the bon mot was created. But then that sounds like her, doesn't it? She might well have invented it, but would say it was all part of a company effort.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

I am watching the documentary series on English National Ballet, in which the company is preparing to perform Nureyev's "Romeo and Juliet".  The dancers discuss a death scene on a bed.  Does the ballet not end in a crypt?  What occurs in the crypt, mentioned above, if not the death?



#19 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:32 AM

well it looks rather like a bed, maybe that's what they were referring to?



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:34 AM

well it looks rather like a bed, maybe that's what they were referring to?

Other R&Js feature a stone, rectangular shaped monument in the crypt.  This featured a mattress, a real bed.



#21 cinnamonswirl

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:31 AM

Here is Paris Opera Ballet doing the death scene: .

 

The "bed" in the death scene is different from the bed in Juliet's room earlier in the ballet.




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