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Literature And Dance In Nineteenth-century Britain
Literary critics often pursue analyses of music or painting and literature as 'sister arts', yet this is the first full-length study of the treatment of social dance in literature. A vital part of social life and courtship with its own symbolism, dance in the nineteenth century was a natural point of interest for novelists writing about these topics; and indeed ballroom scenes could themselves be used to further courtship narratives or illustrate other significant encounters. Including analyses of works by Jane Austen, W. M. Thackeray, George Eliot, and Anthony Trollope, as well as extensive material from nineteenth-century dance manuals, Cheryl A. Wilson shows how dance provided a vehicle through which writers could convey social commentary and cultural critique on issues such as gender, social mobility, and nationalism.
Ballroom Bonanza is an A-Z of the dance floor and contains a puzzle surprise on every page in the tradition of the picture book sensation Animalia!
Ballroom Bonanza is a delicious visual feast of all things glamour, dance and music! It is a celebration of the dance floor - sequins, feathers, glitter, lights, music. Move aside Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Ballroom, the animals in this story know how to dance. Camels conga, donkeys disco, groovy goats try go-go dancing while hippos hip-hop, lions line dance and numbats nimbly do the nutbush. This is truly the most glamorous dance contest yet. Children will love the beautiful colours and glamour of Ballroom Bonanza not least the gorgeous belly-dancing elephant with her ruby studded navel and matching ruby toenails. What picture book could be more perfect for a young aspiring dancer?
Join alpacas, bears, camels and a host of other animals as they conga, cancan and hip-hop the night away in the most amazing dance contest you'll ever see. Find out why the jaguar blushed and what happened to the elephants when the music stops. A sumptuous, playful alphabet book with a dash of mystery and a lot of monkey business.
Chronicles the development of Western ballet focusing on the social and cultural forces which influenced the dancer's art
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