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Dance as text : ideologies of the baroque body / Mark Franko.

  • Author

    Franko, Mark.,

  • Date published

    1993

  • Publisher

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.

  • Subject

    Ballet France History

Prologue: Constructing the baroque body -- 1. Writing dancing, 1573 -- 2. Ut vox corpus, 1581 -- 3. Interlude: Montaigne's dance, 1580s -- 4. Political erotics of burlesque ballet, 1624-1627 -- 5. Molière and textual closure: Comedy-ballet, 1661-1670 -- Epilogue: Repeatability, reconstruction, and beyond -- Appendix 1: Notes on Characters of Dance -- Appendix 2: Original text and translation of Les Fées (1625) -- Appendix 3: Original text and translation of Lettres Patentes (1662) -- Appendix 4: The Amerindian in French humanist and burlesque court ballets.