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Author Smith, Marian Elizabeth.

Title Ballet and opera in the age of Giselle / Marian Smith.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.109034 SMIT    DUE 02-10-19
Physical description xx, 306 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton studies in opera.
Princeton studies in opera.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-300) and index.
Summary "Now that opera studies have finally recognized the importance of the visual, a book that reveals the web of reciprocities that existed between ballet and opera during a particularly lively period in the history of both will undoubtedly find a wide readership. The information, presented here through judicious examples chosen from both repertoires, is utterly fascinating and brand new."--Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University
"An informative and enjoyable read for both scholars and nonspecialists, whether in dance or in opera. Marian Smith's views are refreshingly new and show unknown facets of the Romantic ballet, discussed with admirable accuracy. Works that survived only as exotic or mysterious titles in dance history manuals thus regain their long lost identities and their historical significance. Those who work in the field of dance reconstruction will especially benefit from this book."--Giannandrea Poesio, University of Surrey
Language notes English.
Subject Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Giselle.
Opera -- Europe -- 19th century.
Ballet -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0691049947