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The Pointe of the Pen : Nineteenth-Century Poetry and the Balletic Imagination

Tytuł :
The Pointe of the Pen : Nineteenth-Century Poetry and the Balletic Imagination
Autorzy :
Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
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Temat :
Ballet--History--19th century--Sources
Ballet in literature
English poetry--19th century--History and criticism
Typ zasobu :
eBook.
Kategorie :
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
Książka elektroniczna
Originally a courtly art, ballet experienced dramatic evolution (but never, significantly, the prospect of extinction) as attitudes toward courtliness itself shifted in the aftermath of the French Revolution. As a result, it afforded a valuable model to poets who, like Wordsworth and his successors, aspired to make the traditionally codified, formal, and, to some degree, aristocratic art of poetry compatible with'the very language of men'and, therefore, relevant to a new class of readers. Moreover, as a model, ballet was visible as well as valuable. Dance historians recount the extraordinary popularity of ballet and its practitioners in the nineteenth century, and The Pointe of the Pen challenges literary historians'assertions - sometimes implicit, sometimes explicit - that writers were immune to the balletomania that shaped both Romantic and Victorian England, as well as Europe more broadly. The book draws on both primary documents (such as dance treatises and performance reviews) and scholarly histories of dance to describe the ways in which ballet's unique culture and aesthetic manifest in the forms, images, and ideologies of significant poems by Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, and Barrett Browning.

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