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Dance, spectacle, and the body politick, 1250-1750

Author: Jennifer Nevile
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An engaging overview of dance from the Medieval era through the Baroque

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Nevile
ISBN: 9780253351531 0253351537 9780253219855 025321985X
OCLC Number: 802527615
Description: [14], 375 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Introduction and Overview1. Dance in Europe 12501750Part 2. Dance at Court and in the City2. Dance in Late Thirteenth-Century Paris3. Dance and Society in Quattrocento Italy4. Dance in Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century FrancePart 3. Dance and the Public Theater5. Pierre Beauchamps and the Public Theater6. Dance in the London Theaters c. 17001750Part 4. Choreographic Structure and Music7. The Relationship between Dance and Music in Fifteenth-Century Italian Dance Practice 8. The Basse Dance c. 1445c. 15459. Choreographic Structure in Baroque DancePart 5. Dance and the State10. Your Most Humble Subject, Cesare Negri Milanese11. The Politics of Ballet at the Court of Louis XIV12. Mr. Isaac's The Pastorall and Issues of "Party"Part 6. Dance, Society, and the Cosmos13. Plato's Philosophy of Dance14. Moral Views on Dance15. Order, Proportion, and Geometric Forms: The Cosmic Structure of Dance, Grand Gardens, and Architecture during the RenaissanceList of Dance Treatises, Manuscripts, Modern Editions, and TranslationsGlossaryBibliographyList of ContributorsIndex
Responsibility: ed. by Jennifer Nevile.

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[This] collection more than fulfills its goal of opening up pre-1750 dance studies to a general readership, but will also be of interest to the more informed dance historian. * Historical Dance * Read more...

 
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