Helene Kirsova's Faust, a ballet in three acts choreographed for her Kirsova Ballet company, premiered in October 1941. Set to a score by Henry Krips, with decor and costumes by Loudon Sainthill, Faust was based on a theme by Heinrich Heine. The program notes state:
The story follows closely a theme of Faust, written by Heine and intended by him for ballet, but never produced as such. Satirising his own period, Heine makes Mephistopheles a woman, as the men of that age were weak and shallow, entirely dominated by women.
The 1941 cast featured Edouard Sobishevsky as Old Doctor Faust, Valery Shaevsky as Young Faust, Raisse Kousnetzova as Mephistophela, Tamara Tchinarova as Satana, Henry Legerton as 'a Premier Danseur' and Joyce Morgans as a Snake.
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