Classics of the Royal Ballet
The plots of six ballets are accompanied by photographs of performances by the Royal Ballet. Included are "The Nutcracker," "Swan Lake," "La Fille Mal Gardée," "Giselle," "Romeo and Juliet," and "The Sleeping Beauty."
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Alain Albrecht Alfreda Thorogood Ann Jenner Anthony Dowell Antoinette Sibley ballroom Benvolio Cast celebrations Choreography Clara Clara's dream Covent Garden dancers David Blair David Drew dawn breaks Derek Deane Desmond Doyle deux divertissement dolls enchanting Fairy Frederick Ashton Friar Laurence friends Gerd Larsen girls Giselle Giselle's Graham Fletcher guests harvesters Herr Drosselmeyer Hilarion Jean Coralli Jennifer Penney John Lanchbery Juliet's parents Lady Capulet lakeside Laura Connor leaving Lesley Collier libretto Lise and Colas Lord Capulet Lord Montague lovers Loys Margot Fonteyn market place Mercutio Merle Park Myrtha Nicholas Georgiadis Nutcracker Odette old nurse Paris Opera Petersburg principal roles production Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky repertory Ronald Emblen Rosalind Eyre Rothbart and Odile Rothbart appears Royal Ballet Rudolf Nureyev Russian Serge Prokofiev Sergueyev Siegfried's Simone and Lise Sleeping Beauty spell staged Stahlbaum Stephen Beagley swan maidens Swan Queen sword Sylphide Tybalt Vergie Derman violent duel begins Widow Simone Wilis