Symbolism in Nineteenth-Century Ballet: "Giselle", "Coppelia", "The Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake" (Paperback)Margaret Fleming-Markarian (author)
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The author argues that the meaning of these symbols reveals a serious subtext embedded within each ballet and shows that these subtexts are all found to fable the spiritual journey of the soul towards a heavenly paradise. The distinctive set of symbols and the method of interpretation differ in each case: Giselle takes on a Swedenborgian slant, Coppelia hinges on Masonry, while The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake are steeped in mysticism.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition
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