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Ballet in one act with choreography and libretto by de Valois, music by William Boyce (arr. Lambert), and designs by Roger Furse. Premiered 4 Jul. 1940 by Vic-Wells Ballet, at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, with Helpmann, C. Newman, and May. A comedy set in Georgian London, it tells of two rival theatre managers (at the King's Theatre and the Pantheon) who fight over a troupe of dancers that includes Didelot, Noverre, and Vestris. The ballet takes its title from an engraving by T. Rowlandson. It was revived by Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1998 to celebrate Dame Ninette de Valois's 100th birthday.

Subjects: Dance.

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