Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England
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Images of Love – stage presentation





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Images of Love
   Stage
   Costumes
   Scenery

Ballet


one act, nine segments




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Choreography
Scenario
Music
Plot


Kenneth MacMillan
Kenneth MacMillan
Peter Tranchell
Shakespeare Sonnets; romantic tale of Knights and Saracens




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Scenery
Costumes


Barry Kay
Barry Kay



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Direction
Company
Conductor
Orchestra
Lighting


Kenneth MacMillan
The Royal Ballet
John Lanchbery
Royal Opera House Orchestra
William Bundy



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Dancers



















Actor


Rudolf Nureyev
Lynn Seymour
Christopher Gable
Swetlana Beriosova
Donald Macleary
Nadia Nerina
Alexander Grant
Desmond Doyle
Keith Rosson
Derek Rencher
Georgina Parkinson
Deanne Bergsma
Monica Mason
Vergie Derman
Rosalind Eyres
Carole Needham
David Jones
Geoffrey Cauley
Paul Brown

Derek Godfrey; recorded narration





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Venue
Occasion
World première


Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
400th annivesary celebrations of William Shakespeare's birth
2 April 1964


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photo Donald Southern

MAGES OF LOVE, Stage Setting, Design Barry Kay, contructed scenery for the ballet, three-dimensional sets, Direction Choreography Kenneth MacMillan, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London 1964, Photograph stage shot

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Images of Love

Stage setting
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden


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Images of Love represents Barry Kay's first notable breakthrough in pursuing three-dimensional scenery design for the ballet on a larger scale. By introducing architecturally constructed elements, he pointedly steers away from the convention of mere two-dimensional painted backdrops, wings and borders, which, in his view, had traditionally only served to reduce production costs and to facilitate the expeditious dismantling of sets - both in favour of the opera.



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