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A Queer History of the Ballet

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Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet.

Presenting a series of historical case studies, the book explores the ways in which, from the nineteenth century
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ebook, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mary
I love that this book is out there (and on my shelf), but really, I just wanted it to be so much better. The entire text hangs on suggestion-- this is one of the least gay books "about" queerness I have ever read.

Not that it didn't have some interesting parts-- the section about fairies and their association with homo culture was particularly strong, and I'm definitely going to need to read some Margot Fonteyn biographies now because the snippets on her life were totally fascinating. As for dis
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Emilie
May 16, 2016 Emilie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No. If this is what ballet is then all my years of training and education is for naught. As a queer person I disagree with all of his unexplained conclusions, which he often would confuse with gender expression and role.
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