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The subtitle, Aesthetics without Tears for the Ballet-Lover, aptly describes the content. While short (a mere 80 pages not counting the index) Ambrose packs in a lot of information, from the difference between the physical attributes of dancers to definitions of classical and romantic ballets and then the effects of set design, costumes and make-up. For the seasoned ballet attender refresh your knowledge or for the person attending for the first time receive a well-rounded description of what to ...more
|First American Edition 1949 a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A Knopf Inc. dedicated to Celia Franca by Kay Ambrose||1||1||Nov 30, 2014 08:27PM|