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Ballet : An Illustrated History

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ISBN-10: 0241130689

ISBN-13: 9780241130681

Edition: 2nd 1992

Authors: Mary Clarke, Clement Crisp, Antoinette Sibley

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"A definitive history of ballet which combines a stimulating text with a profusion of attractive and unusual images. First published twenty years ago, it has been fully updated for this new edition." "This comprehensive history charts the emergence of ballet in the Renaissance courts and follows its complex development right up to the remarkable explosion of ballet and modern dance in our time in Europe and America. It examines the arrival during the eighteenth century of ballet in the professional theatre and follows the expansion of dancing techniques from the early dancing masters through the Romantic period and the golden age of the ballerina. It explores the late nineteenth-century…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Illustration Acknowledgements
Preface to the Revised Edition
How It All Beganp. 1
The Age of Reason and Techniquep. 20
The Romantic Movementp. 46
Marius Petipa and the Imperial Russian Balletp. 76
Emigres: Diaghilev and Pavlovap. 98
Bridging the Gap: The Baby Ballerinasp. 135
The Building of British Balletp. 152
America: Two Kinds of Dancingp. 200
Soviet Ballet: Vaganova and her Pupilsp. 231
Ballet Todayp. 257
Bibliographyp. 287
Indexp. 297
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