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(Jew Süss) (1929)
including The Ballet of Mars and Venus


A Tragi-comedy in five scenes by Ashley Dukes, based upon passages from the Historical Romance of Lion Feuchtwanger

The Play produced by Matheson Lang and Reginald Denham


Abbreviations:
M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)



M Domenico Scarlatti, orchestrated by Constant Lambert (Sonatas)
S Aubrey Hammond
C Herbert Norris

Players: Matheson Lang, Peggy Ashcroft, Veronica Turleigh, Felix Aylmer, A Bromley Davenport, and others

The Ballet of Mars and Venus


D Venus: Pearl Argyle; Her Nymphs: Andrée Howard, Anna Brunton; Mars: Harold Turner
FP Opera House, Blackpool, 29 July 1929
Duke of York's Theatre, London, 19 September 1929

NP Marie Rambert Dancers; revised version under the title 'Mars and Venus'
FP Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 25 February 1930
Ballet Club, London, 20 April 1931

ST Camargo Society; the same revised version but with music orchestrated 'for full l8th-century orchestra' by Constant Lambert
D (for all these performances) as above, Nymphs listed as "Attendants"
FP Cambridge Theatre, London, 26 April 1931