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The Swan / The Stranger
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Barry Atkinson ...
The Press Secretary
Emily Piercy ...
The Girlfriend
Andrew Walkinshaw ...
The Young Prince
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The unhappy and unloved Prince is mocked, betrayed and rejected by everyone around him. When he decides to commit suicide by throwing himself in a lake at a city park, a beautiful Swan emerges from the water. The Prince and The Swan become close friends, but their friendship is destined to end in tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Version of Swan Lake (1957) See more »

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Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Condcted by David Lloyd-Jones
Performed by the New London Orchestra (leader: 'David Juritz) with solo cello by Michael Kaznowski
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One word. Wow.
21 June 1999 | by (New Paris,OH USA) – See all my reviews

This is truly a masterpiece. I remember the EXACT day the first and only time (so far) I ever saw this beautiful thing. It was June 4th, 1998....I had just gotten back from summer theater practice and my mother was having a Candlelite party. I'm not an extremely sociable person, so I took to my room, turned on the TV, and started flipping through the channels. Then I heard some familiar music on the PBS channel and so I stopped and watched. It was Swan Lake...and I must say...a very different Swan Lake. I was only 16 when I saw it...and I begged my PBS station to play it again for me--and I NEVER do that. Trust me. You'll like it too.

The first second I started watching it, I was mesmerized. I wanted to turn it because it was kinda weird...but I just couldn't. It was Tchaikovsky--the best composer ever...and I'm his #1 fan...so I just had to keep watching. I'm VERY glad I did. The Swan and the Prince...they're not gay, folks...it's something very different that I just can't explain. Boyhood tenderness? An old friend who was loved too much? Call it what you will. The dancing was gorgeous...every song was choreographed with beauty and passion and how I feel Tchaikovsky would have wanted it. THIS version of Swan Lake is what Tchaikovsky wanted but could never make because of the "honorable" status one had to uphold in the 19th century...because Tchaikovsky himself was homosexual--a "bad" thing.

If you're into modernized classics, wonderful stories, beautiful dancers/dancing, gorgeous music, and weepy finales, this is for you. To all the guys who hate this mushy stuff: I REALLY think you might like Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. It's definitely not your typical ballet.


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