Balanchine Catalogue Archive
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Play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jack Landau. Scenery by David Hays. Costumes by Thea Neu. Lighting by Tharon Musser
June 20, 1958, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut. Danced by members of the Festival company. Singer: Russell Oberlin
Titania, June Havoc; Oberon, Richard Waring ; Puck, Richard Easton; Bottom, Hiram Sherman; Theseus, Jack Bittner; and others
Balanchine choreographed dance passages for the fairies
Jacques d’Amboise remembers an outdoor performance on a garden platform in New Jersey or Long Island in 1943 with Balanchine choreography to Mendelssohn music. D’Amboise, eight years old, played Puck; Tanaquil Le Clercq and five other young girls were nymphs.