Symbolism in Nineteenth-Century Ballet: "Giselle", "Coppelia", "the Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake"

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This book investigates allegorical meaning in the ballets Giselle, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, principally by examining their original librettos and costume designs, as well as considering their surviving choreographic legacy. Each ballet is examined scene by scene in order to identify occult symbols secreted within its structure. The names of characters, their costume details (form, colour, pattern and attribute) and the parts they play and dance (mime, choreographic step and staging) are individually ...

Symbolism in Nineteenth-Century Ballet: "Giselle", "Coppelia", "The Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake" 2012, Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Pieterlen

ISBN-13: 9783034302678

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