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Albion's dance : British ballet during the Second World War

Author: Karen Eliot
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2016.
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Exploring the ballet boom in Britain during WWII, this book asks how art and artists thrive during conflict. Author Karen Eliot shows how ballet in Britain flourished during war, exhibiting a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Eliot
ISBN: 9780199347629 019934762X
OCLC Number: 971556008
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 209-211.
Description: XIV-218 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionChapter One: The British Ballet and its Critics at the Onset of WarChapter Two: Making Ballet Central to British Wartime ExperienceChapter Three: The Dancers' ExperienceChapter Four: Propaganda, Publicity, and Social Pressure: Ballet in Discourse and DeedChapter Five: The Function of the Classics in Wartime Chapter Six: Programming the RepertoireChapter Seven: British Choreography during the WarAfterwordIndex
Responsibility: Karen Eliot.
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