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

Author: Edward Nye

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6427445/?site_locale=en_GB

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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