Produced by Chandler Cowles. Directed by Denis Carey. Scenery by Horace Armistead. Costumes by Robert Fletcher. Scenery executed by Chester Rakeman Studios; costumes executed by Brooks Costume Company. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.
August 1, 1955, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut. Danced by members of the Festival company. Conductor and pianist: Andrew Heath. (Preview: July 26.)
Prospero, Raymond Massey; Antonio, Fritz Weaver; Ferdinand, Christopher Plummer; Caliban, Jack Palance; Miranda, Joan Chandler; Ariel, Roddy McDowall; and others. BALLET MASQUE (speaking roles): Iris, Dorothy Whitney; Ceres, Leora Dana; Juno, Virginia Baker
Balanchine choreographed the ballet masque for nymphs and reapers in Act IV, Scene 1.
224. The Tempest 1945
Play by William Shakespeare
Produced by Cheryl Crawford, based on a production idea by Eva Le Gallienne. Directed by Margaret Webster. Scenery and costumes by Motley. Scenery built by Nolan Brothers and painted by Centre Studios; men’s costumes executed by Eaves Costume Company; other costumes executed by Edith Lutyens. Lighting by Moe Hack
January 25, 1945, Alvin Theatre, New York. Conductor: David Diamond. (Out-of-town preview: December 26, 1944, Shubert Theatre, Philadelphia.)
Alonso, Philip Huston; Gonzalo, Paul Leyssac; Antonio, Berry Kroeger; Sebastian, Eugene Stuckmann; Prospero, Arnold Moss; Miranda, Frances Heflin; Ariel, Vera Zorina; Caliban, Canada Lee; Ferdinand, Vito Christi; Trinculo, George Voskovec; Stephano, Jan Werich; and others