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Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988

Overview
Works: 820 works in 1,335 publications in 6 languages and 10,865 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Drama  Film adaptations  Televised ballets  Filmed ballets  Fantasy films  Nonfiction television programs  Fiction  Biography  Ballet films 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Librettist, Adapter, Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Director, Contributor, Photographer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick Ashton
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of storyteller Beatrix Potter comes to life in this ballet through the magic of music and dance
La fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lise, the only daughter of Simone, a widow and owner of a prosperous farm, is in love with Colas, a young farmer, but her mother has far more ambitious plans
Undine by Hans Werner Henze( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine: Ballett in drei Akten von Frederick Ashton nach F. de la Motte-Fouqué
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created in 1971 by Frederick Ashton for a film entitled Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter, this ballet brings alive, with rich characterisation and invention, the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An effervescent comedic opera which includes Viennese dance music and an escapist plot
Swan Lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their deaths thus destroying the evil power of the magician
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton's take on Perrault's the timeless fairy tale is captured live at the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in this performance starring Dame Margot Fonteyn in the title role. Originally telecast on April 19, 1957 on NBC, this particular incarnation of the Cinderella fable soon became a staple of the Royal Ballet's repertoire, and features Ashton himself in the role of one of the cruel and ugly stepsisters
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of Frederick Ashton's Sylvia has restored the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swan Lake is regarded as one of the greatest works in the art of ballet. The magic of Tchaikovsky's music, embodying the love of Prince Siegfried for the enchanted Swan Queen, has greatly contributed to making this the best-loved of all classical ballets ... Prince Siegfried celebrates his twenty-first birthday; his mother tells him it is time to marry, but he prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lakeside, he sees a swan who turns to human form. She is an enchanted princess who can be saved only by ture love. He promises this, but is tricked by the wicked magician who disguises his own daughter as the swan-maiden"--Container
An evening with the Royal Ballet by Sadler's Wells Ballet( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents excerpts from the classical ballets Le Corsaire, La Valse, Aurora's wedding from Sleeping Beauty, and Les Sylphides
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1969 Royal Ballet performance of Prokofiev's 3-act ballet Cinderella
The dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Ashton's comical tale of fairies, mismatched lovers, and a mischievous sprite
Ballet favourites( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Ondine by Neil Jordan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondine is a three act ballet originally created for The Royal Ballet by the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton and composer Hans Werner Henze in 1958. In 1958 and through into 1966, Margot Fonteyn performed the star role of the water nymph Ondine. This fiftieth anniversary revival by the Royal Ballet and performed at the Royal Opera House brings new stars to the stage with Miyako Fonteyn as Ondine and Edward Watson as the young mortal Palemon with whom she falls in love. The tragic love story is magically staged in Lila de Nobili's impressionistic designs
Die fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron von Eisenstein is supposed to go to jail for eight days for a minor offense, but decides to attend a ball first. When the governor of the jail comes to take him away he finds the Baroness entertaining a former suitor. To avoid difficulty, she persuades the suitor to pose as her husband and go to jail for a night. She then goes to the ball alone and faces other complications. The resulting confusions are sorted out at the jail the next morning when the parties arrive
The sleeping beauty by Walt Disney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando Bujones, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre perfoms as the guest artist of the Ballet del Teatro Municipal, Santiago, Chile, with the orchestra conducted by Miguel Patron-Marchand, music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and artistic director, Ivan Nagy
Great pas de deux( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The spectacular full length version of this classic ballet starring Rudolf Nureyev as Prince Florimund and Veronica Tennant as Princess Aurora ... is introduced in an on-camera appearance by Nureyev, who speaks briefly about the ballet, and gives a capsule outline of the story"--Container
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart
Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet 'The sleeping beauty'( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's ballet, with Margot Fonteyn in the title role, presented on TV in color. Only a black-and-white kinescope of this production survives
 
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Alternative Names
Ashton, Frederick.

Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988 Sir

Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine 1904-1988

Frederick Ashton angielski tancerz i choreograf

Frederick Ashton bailarín e coreógrafo inglés

Frederick Ashton Brits danser (1904-1988)

Frederick Ashton danseur, chorégraphe et directeur de compagnie

Frederick Ashton danzatore e coreografo inglese

Frederick Ashton englischer Balletttänzer und Choreograf

Frederick Ashton sumasala ken koreograpo

Fredrick Ashton

Fridericus Ashton

Аштон, Фредерик

Фредерик Аштон

Фредерік Ештон

فريدريك أشتون

フレデリック・アシュトン

腓特烈·艾胥頓

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