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The new Ivor Guest history is out!

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I'm behind in posting this, but better late than never :P


ISBN: 1 85273 082 X


PUBLISHER: Dance Books Ltd


CATEGORY: Ballet history

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback 584 pages 234 x 156mm

Full colour cover, 40 monochrome plates.


With the publication of this title, Dr. Guest completes his massive survey of ballet in France from 1770 to 1870.

The present volume covers the period from 1793 to 1819, the time of such luminaries as Gardel, Milon, Vestris, Duport, and Bigottini. This period has often been dismissed as an interlude of decadence before the flowering of the romantic ballet, but as Dr. Guest reveals in this vivid and definitive account, it was in fact a period of great significance in the development of ballet as a major theatre art.

As always, Ivor Guest is incapable of dullness, but writes with the devotion and excitement of the true enthusiast, and has added a major new item to his already extensive bibliography.

You will find details of this and other new releases at:

or you may send orders by email to, by telephone to (44) (0) 1420 86138, by fax to (44) (0) 1420 86142, or by post to Dance Books Ltd., The Old Bakery, 4 Lenten Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HG, UK.

(Trade orders to Vine House Distribution, telephone 01825 723398 within the UK, 44 1825 723398 from overseas.)

David Leonard

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