The Ballet Called Giselle

The Ballet Called Giselle

by Cyril William Beaumont
     
 

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First published in 1944, this classic book remains the definitive work on the masterpiece of the Romantic Ballet, Giselle.

The book is in two parts, the first dealing with the original 1841 production, the second with technical and critical aspects of the ballet. Part I charts the evolution of the Romantic Ballet, and then gives a detailed description of the

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First published in 1944, this classic book remains the definitive work on the masterpiece of the Romantic Ballet, Giselle.

The book is in two parts, the first dealing with the original 1841 production, the second with technical and critical aspects of the ballet. Part I charts the evolution of the Romantic Ballet, and then gives a detailed description of the original production of Giselle, including a synopsis and accounts of the settings, costumes and creators of the original roles.

Part II describes the stage action - the steps, gestures and the meanings they express - and analyses the interpretation of the roles. The book concludes with a survey of dancers who won fame for their performances as Giselle and as Albrecht.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852730048
Publisher:
Princeton Book Company Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1987
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
141
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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