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Guest, Ivor Forbes

Overview
Works: 262 works in 661 publications in 6 languages and 8,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reviews  Bibliography  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: GV1649, B
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The romantic ballet in Paris by Ivor Guest( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Romanticism in the first half of the nineteenth century was one of the greatest periods in the history of ballet. In a span of two decades ballet became what it had never been before, a major theatre art, gaining new vitality and meaning from the ideas of the Romantic movement which rapidly infiltrated each one of its component parts: scenarios, music, decor, choreography and dance style. The main centre of the Romantic Ballet was the Paris Opera, and its high priest was the poet, Theophile Gautier, who wrote the scenarios of Giselle and other ballets. It was he who explained the dual nature of the Romantic ballet so succinctly by contrasting the two rival ballerinas, the spiritual Taglioni and the passionate Elssler, as a Christian dancer and a pagan dancer. These and many other stars of the Romantic ballet, as well as the choreographers, composers, designers and balletomanes of the time are brought vividly to life in a colourful panorama of this great age of French ballet, which Ivor Guest has skilfully set against the social and historical background of the time. This detailed and definitive study, now completely revised and updated, is based on an exhaustive study of the archives of the Opera and printed and pictorial sources of the time, and will find a place on the library shelves of every serious follower of ballet
Fanny Elssler by Ivor Guest( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic ballet in England: its development, fulfilment, and decline by Ivor Guest( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BALLET. In the development of ballet the Romantic period was a golden age which has passed into theatrical legend and has provided many an inspiration for later generations of choreographers and dancers. Of the many centres of ballet activity in those fruitful years, London made a contribution of exceptional importance. At Her Majesty's Theatre during the 1840s, the greatest choreographic genius of his day, Jules Perrot, produced an incredible series of masterpieces in which the brightest stars of an unprecedented galaxy of ballerinas were featured, not only individually but - and here London was to be unique - dancing alongside one another. -This, the most glorious achievement of the Romantic ballet, provides the highlight of Ivor Guest's classic study which also describes the developments which led up to it and the sad decline that shortly afterwards overtook ballet with almost dramatic suddenness
The ballet of the Second Empire by Ivor Guest( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancer's heritage; a short history of ballet by Ivor Guest( Book )

46 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Perrot : master of the romantic ballet by Ivor Guest( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine Virginia : a biography of Virginia Zucchi by Ivor Guest( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gautier on dance by Théophile Gautier( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Cerrito : the life of a romantic ballerina by Ivor Guest( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballet of the Enlightenment : the establishment of the ballet d'action in France, 1770-1793 by Ivor Guest( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet under Napoleon by Ivor Guest( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian ballet-girl, the tragic story of Clara Webster by Ivor Guest( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from a ballet-master : the correspondence of Arthur Saint-Léon by Arthur Saint-Léon( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Ukrainian and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adeline Genée, a lifetime of ballet under six reigns; based on the personal reminiscences of Dame Adeline Genée-Isitt, D.B.E by Ivor Guest( Book )

15 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the personal reminiscences of Dame Adeline Genée-Isitt
The Empire Ballet by Ivor Guest( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet in Leicester Square : the Alhambra and the Empire, 1860-1915 by Ivor Guest( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Opéra ballet by Ivor Guest( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris : trois siècles d'histoire et de tradition by Ivor Guest( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace la création et l'évolution jusqu'à nos jours de ce berceau de la danse classique, dont l'origine remonte aux ballets de cour du règne de Louis XIV. Cette nouvelle édition, remaniée, est augmentée de deux chapitres qui amènent cette histoire à la veille du XXIe siècle
Napoleon III in England by Ivor Guest( Book )

8 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fille mal gardée by Ivor Guest( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ballet of the Enlightenment : the establishment of the ballet d'action in France, 1770-1793
Alternative Names
Forbes Guest, Ivor ca. 20./21. Jh.

Guest, Ivor.

Guest, Ivor 1920-

Guest, Ivor F.

Guest, Ivor Forbes

Guest, Ivor Forbes 1920-

Guest, Ivor Forbes ca. 20./21. Jh.

Ivor Forbes Guest Brits choreograaf

Ivor Forbes Guest historiador británico

Ivor Guest

Ivor Guest historien britannique

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Айвор Гест

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The ballet of the Enlightenment : the establishment of the ballet d'action in France, 1770-1793Ballet under NapoleonThe Paris Opéra balletLa Fille mal gardée