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The production of a ballet, Hamlet, circa 1942 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4536410
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1942] 
0.03 m. (1 folder) 
Summary

Typed essay by Robert Helpmann on producing Shakespeare's Hamlet as a ballet, giving detail on his thoughts, motives and feelings in creating the 1942 Sadler's Wells production.

Biography/History

Dancer, choreographer, and actor. Robert Helpmann was born in South Australia in 1909, and died at the age of 77 in 1986. He danced with Anna Pavlova during her Australian tour in 1926 before joining J.C. Williamson's company. He was premier danseur with Sadler's Wells 1933-1950. He produced several ballets, choreographed the ballet "Red Shoes", and created "The Display" for the Australian Ballet. He was artistic director of the Australian Ballet from 1965 to 1976.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 10101.

Inscription: "Bobby Helpman"--In pencil on verso last page.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Sadler's Wells Ballet.  |  Hamlet (Choreographic work)  |  Hamlet (Ballet)  |  Ballet -- Production and direction -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1942 

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