Frederick Ashton and His Ballets


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A Tragi-comedy in five scenes by Ashley Dukes, based upon passages from the Historical Romance of Lion Feuchtwanger
The Play produced by Matheson Lang and Reginald Denham
Incidental music arranged by Constant Lambert
S Aubrey Hammond
C Herbert Norris
Players: Matheson Lang, Peggy Ashcroft, Veronica Turleigh, Felix Aylmer, A Bromley Davenport, and others
The Ballet of Mars and Venus
Ballet by Marie Rambert
M Domenico Scarlatti, orchestrated by Constant Lambert (Sonatas)
S Aubrey Hammond
C Herbert Norris
D Venus: Pearl Argyle; Her Nymphs: Andrée Howard, Anna Brunton; Mars: Harold Turner
FP Opera House, Blackpool, 29 July 1929; Duke of York's Theatre, London, 19 September 1929

NP Marie Rambert Dancers; revised version under the title Mars and Venus:
FP Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 25 February 1930; Ballet Club, London, 20 April 1931

ST Camargo Society; the same revised version but with music orchestrated 'for full 18th-century orchestra' by Constant Lambert: D (for all these performances) as above, Nymphs listed as "Attendants 'FP Cambridge Theatre, London, 26 April 1931


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