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Season 11 Episode 44

July 19, 1959: Spoleto Festival with Sir John Gielgud, Eileen Farrell, Jerome Robbins' Ballet USA

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 19, 1959 on CBS
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July 19, 1959: Spoleto Festival with Sir John Gielgud, Eileen Farrell, Jerome Robbins' Ballet USA
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The Spoleto Festival (Gian Carlo Menotti's Festival of Two Worlds from Spoleto, Italy).
Taped at various locations in Spoleto.

Drama:
--Sir John Gielgud reads selections from Shakespeare's "Ages of Man."
--Actors perform excerpts from "Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams and "A Hand of Bridge" by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Music:
--Eileen Farrell (soprano) sings "Pace, pace, mio Dio" and Verdi's "Requiem Mass."
--Eileen Farrell and The Armstrong Band (without Louis) - "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
--Ornella Vanoni (Italian singer) - "Strada N'Fonza."
--A scene from Donizetti's opera "The Duke of Alba" conducted by Thomas Schippers.
Dance:
--Nora Kaye and Scott Douglas (ballet dancers) - "Romeo and Juliet," choreographed by Herbert Ross.
--The Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A. - dance to "Passage for Two."
--John Butler Dance Troupe - dance to "Five Senses."
Also:
--Walton's Puppets perform for local children.
--Gian Carlo Menotti (opera composer) is interviewed.

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