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Ballet in two scenes, with choreography by Helpmann, music by Purcell, and designs by Oliver Messel. Premiered 14 Jan. 1942 by Sadler's Wells Ballet at the New Theatre, London, with Helpmann, Fonteyn, J. Hart, and Paltenghi. Based on Milton's masque, its largely mimed action tells the story of the magician Comus, son of Bacchus and Circe, whose attempts to seduce a Lady are thwarted by her chastity.

Subjects: Dance.


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