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Guest, Ivor Forbes

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Works: 253 works in 647 publications in 7 languages and 8,126 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Former owner, Contributor, Other
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The romantic ballet in Paris by Ivor Guest( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 888 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 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballet of the Second Empire by Ivor Guest( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 475 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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. From an exhaustive examination of contemporary accounts and memoirs, Ivor Guest brings to life the personalities of the ballet scene of that time -Lumley, the impresario, the great Perrot himself, iternational stars such as Taglioni and Elssler, Cerrito and Carlotta Grisi, and the English dancers of more modest renown, of whom the most promising was the ill-fated Clara Webster."
Gautier on dance by Théophile Gautier( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 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 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet under Napoleon by Ivor Guest( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 250 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the legendary ballerina Clara Webster, whose career was cut short due to a theater accident
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 209 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 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Opéra ballet by Ivor Guest( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballet of the Second Empire, 1847-1858 by Ivor Guest( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon III in England by Ivor Guest( Book )

8 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 138 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
 
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Ballet under Napoleon
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Ballet under NapoleonThe ballet of the Enlightenment : the establishment of the ballet d'action in France, 1770-1793The Paris Opéra ballet
Alternative Names
Forbes Guest, Ivor ca. 20./21. Jh.

Guest, I., 1920-

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Guest, Ivor 1920-

Guest, Ivor F.

Guest, Ivor Farbes

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Guest, Ivor Forbes 1920-

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

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