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Four Plays for Dancers (Classic Reprint)
     

Four Plays for Dancers (Classic Reprint)

by William Butler Yeats
 

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Two of these plays must be opened by the unfolding and folding of the cloth, a substitute for the rising, of the curtain, and all must be closed by it. The others, The Dreaming of the Bones and Calvary, should have the same opening, unless played after plays of the same kind, when it may seem a needless repetition. All must be

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Excerpt from Four Plays for Dancers

Two of these plays must be opened by the unfolding and folding of the cloth, a substitute for the rising, of the curtain, and all must be closed by it. The others, The Dreaming of the Bones and Calvary, should have the same opening, unless played after plays of the same kind, when it may seem a needless repetition. All must be played to the accompaniment of drum and zither and flute, but on no account must the words be Spoken through music in the fashionable way; and the players must move a little stiffly and gravely like marionettes and, I think, to the accompaniment of drum taps. I felt, however, during the performance of The Hawk's Well, the only one played up to this, that there was much to discover. Should I make a serious attempt, which I may not, being rather tired of the theatre, to arrange and supervise performances, the dancing will give me most trouble, for I know but vaguely what I want. I do not want any existing form of stage dancing, but something with a smaller gamut of expression, something more reserved, more self controlled, as befits performers within arm's reach of their audience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330016343
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
05/11/2017
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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