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Mime, Music and Drama on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: The Ballet D'Action

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The 'ballet d'action' was one of the most successful and controversial forms of theatre in the early modern period. A curious hybrid of dance, mime and music, its overall and overriding intention was to create drama. It was danced drama rather than dramatic dance; musical drama rather than dramatic music. Most modern critical studies of the ballet d'action treat it more narrowly as stage dance, and very few view it as part of the history of mime. Little use has previously been made of the most revealing musical evidence. This innovative book does justice to the distinctive hybrid nature of the ballet d'action by taking a comparative approach, using contemporary literature and literary criticism, music, mime and dance from a wide range of English and European sources. Edward Nye presents a fascinating study of this important and influential part of eighteenth-century European theatre.

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Nye presents a detailed and fascinating study of the influential eighteenth-century European theatrical form, the 'ballet d'action'.

Synopsis:

The eighteenth-century 'ballet d'action' was innovative, moving, difficult, sometimes bizarre and often controversial. This study does justice to the distinctive hybrid nature of this theatrical form by taking a comparative approach, using contemporary literature and literary criticism, music, mime and dance from a wide range of English and European sources.

About the Author

Edward Nye is Fellow of Lincoln College and Lecturer in French at the University of Oxford. His research centres on the eighteenth century and on artistic aesthetics in particular, and he is also interested in the history of ideas across centuries and national borders. He is the author of Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France (2000), the editor of a volume of literary reflections on dance, Sur Quel Pied Danser? Danse et Littérature (2005) and the editor of a scholarly anthology on the literature of cycling, A Bicyclette (2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Ballet d'Action in Historical Context: 1. The voice and the body in the enlightenment; 2. A revival of Roman pantomime?; 3. No place for harlequin; 4. Decroux and Noverre: distant cousins?; Part II. The Ballet d'Action in Close-Up: Dramatic Principles: 5. Character and action; 6. Dialogues in mime; 7. Choreography is painterly drama; 8. The admirable consent between music and action; 9. Putting performance into words; Conclusions; Appendix; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781107005495
Author:
Nye, Edward
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Subject:
General Drama
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 music example
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.72 x 6.85 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Dance » Ballet » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
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"Synopsis" by , Nye presents a detailed and fascinating study of the influential eighteenth-century European theatrical form, the 'ballet d'action'.
"Synopsis" by , The eighteenth-century 'ballet d'action' was innovative, moving, difficult, sometimes bizarre and often controversial. This study does justice to the distinctive hybrid nature of this theatrical form by taking a comparative approach, using contemporary literature and literary criticism, music, mime and dance from a wide range of English and European sources.
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