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Romantic Ballet in Paris Textbook Binding – April, 1982


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  • Textbook Binding
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Co Pub (April 1982)
  • ISBN-10: 9992528699
  • ISBN-13: 978-9992528693
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,771,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ivor Guest has long been prominently involved with the Royal Academy of Dance, which, under his chairmanship from 1969 to 1993, enjoyed a period of great expansion, and of which he is now a Vice-President. For more than 50 years Ivor Guest's contribution to the history of ballet has covered a very broad spectrum. Many of his books are standard specialist works noted not only for the depth of his research and his understanding of the political, social and artistic background, but for their readability. He is primarily known for his detailed chronicle of ballet at the Paris Opera, The Ballet of Enlightenment (1770-93), Ballet under Napoleon (1793-1820) and The Ballet of the Second Empire (1847-70). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Klaja on July 9, 2005
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The high priest of the Romantic Ballet in Paris was the poet Theophile Gautier who wrote the scenario for Giselle and other ballets. He explained the dual nature of the Romantic Ballet by comparing the two rival ballerinas Taglioni and Elssler as a Christian dancer and a pagan dancer. These and others are brought vividly to life based on an exhaustive search of the Archives of the Paris Opera and other sources.
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