Cross-Garter'd (1931)



L-R - Elisabeth Schooling, Maude Lloyd, Betty Cuff, Rollo Gamble, Prudence Hyman, Walter Gore,
Antony Tudor, William Chappell From a photo by Pollard Crowther
Ballet Rambert Archives 1931 (p.28) Courtesy Judith Chasin-Bennahum


The scenario of Cross-Garter'd, drawn from Act II, scene v, and Act Ill, scene iv, of Twelfth Night concerns Malvolio, the pompous, conceited steward to the Countess Olivia. His wildest desire would be to marry Olivia. Maria, Olivia's shrewd serving woman, has designs on Sir Toby Belch, Olivia's fat, jolly, hard-drinking cousin. Toby's companion, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, is a wealthy, skinny, rather feebleminded knight who has come to woo Olivia. And Fabian symbolizes the typical sly, merrymaking Elizabethan servant, the sort of character whom higher-born aristocrats like Toby and Andrew enjoy spending time with.

Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Selected organ works
After William Shakespeare
First Performance
London Mercury Theatre
November 12, 1931
Ballet Club
Original Cast
Olivia; Maude Lloyd; Maria: Prudence Hyman; Malvolio: Antony Tudor; Sir Toby: Walter Gore; Sir Andrew: Rollo Gamble
No notation available
Average Length
Number of Dancers
After Burnacini
Pamela Bouquet
Licensing Information
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 Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.



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