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The Royal Ballet in Cinderella: Act II [rehearsal, a ball at the palace]

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The Royal Ballet in Cinderella
Additional title: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Cinderella (Version 2)
Additional title: Cinderella (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Malclès, Jean-Denis (Set designer)
Malclès, Jean-Denis (Costume designer)
Wood, Edmée (Cinematographer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)
Larsen, Gerd (Dancer)
Lindsay, Rosemary (Dancer)
White, Franklin, 1924- (Dancer)
Rencher, Derek (Dancer)
Wilson, William, dancer (Dancer)
Grant, Alexander, 1925- (Dancer)
Park, Merle (Dancer)
Sibley, Antoinette (Dancer)
Grahame, Shirley (Dancer)
Beckley, Christine (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)

Edmée Wood Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1959 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1738
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: choreography by Frederick Ashton ; performed by The Royal Ballet. Music by Sergei Prokofiev ; scenery & costumes by Jean Denis Malcles.
Date: British Film Institute catalog record lists the performance year as 1965 (but states it is probably 1959-1960 due to the cast). The New York Public Library information lists the performance year as 1959.
Content: British Film Institute's Film & TV database lists the title as: The Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Cinderella (Version 2).
Creation/production credits: Some credits from British Film Institute's catalog record.
Content: Poor visual quality; dark, grainy.
Creation/production credits: Photography by Edmée Wood Films.
Performers: Margot Fonteyn (Cinderella) ; Michael Somes (the prince) ; Gerd Larsen, Rosemary Lindsay (Cinderella's step-sisters) ; Franklin White (Cinderella's father) ; Derek Rencher, William Wilson (their suitors) ; Alexander Grant (the Jester) ; Graham Usher, Bryan Lawrence, Gary Burne, Keith Rossen (the prince's friends) ; Denise Winsten (a negro) ; Louanne Richards, Ann Kenward, Patricia Thorogood, Deanne Bergsma, Jaqueline Daryl, Doreen Eastlake, Meriel Evans, Glynnis Ellams, Maurice Metliss, Petrus Bosman, Ronald Plaisted, Richard Farley, Christopher Newton, Robert de Warren, Lambert Cox, Douglas Steuart (courtiers) ; Merle Park (the fairy spring) ; Rozanne Ward, Jaqueline Williams (her pages) ; Antoinette Sibley (the fairy summer) ; Marie Rice, Stella Orton (her pages) ; Shirley Grahame (the fairy autumn) ; Alfreda Thorogood, Louise Liversedge (her pages) ; Christine Beckley (the fairy winter) ; Oriol Bath, Pamela Bower (her pages) ; Robin Haig, Clover Roope, Ann Howard, Margaret Lyons, Maureen Maitland, Mavis Osborn, Audrey Henderson, Julie Wood, Debra Wayne, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Monica Mason, Hylda Zinkin (stars) ; Jane Robinson, Heather Clipperton, Rosalind Eyre, Janet Varley, Pamela Turner, Kenneth Barlow, Kenneth Mason, Geoffrey Corser (guests).
Venue: Filmed in rehearsal with costumes in 1959 or 1960.
Funding: Transferred to video and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (38 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Edmee Wood Collection
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18038065
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 57a906b0-f87e-0130-5fac-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1959: Issued
  • 1988: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Cinderella" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1959.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Cinderella" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 14, 2018.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1959). The Royal Ballet in Cinderella Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Royal Ballet in Cinderella