By Jennifer Homans
For greater than 400 years, the artwork of ballet has stood on the heart of Western civilization. Its traditions function a checklist of our earlier. Lavishly illustrated and wonderfully advised, Apollo's Angels--the first cultural background of ballet ever written--is a groundbreaking paintings. From ballet's origins within the Renaissance and the codification of its uncomplicated steps and positions less than France's Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the paintings shape wound its means during the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. within the 20th century, émigré dancers taught their paintings to a new release within the usa and in Western Europe, atmosphere off a brand new and radical transformation of dance. Jennifer Homans, a historian, critic, and previous expert ballerina, wields an information of dance born of devoted perform. Her admiration and love for the ballet, asEntertainment Weekly notes, brings "a dancer's grace and sure-footed agility to the page."
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Nanny Peter Lawford . . . . . . . . John Ashwood II (as a young man) John Warburton . . . . . . Reggie Ashwood Elizabeth Taylor . . . . . . . . . Betsy Kenney (at age ten) Clarence Brown (director); schel (screenplay), based on poem by Gibbons, Randall Duell (art directors); Edwin B. Willis, Jacques Mersereau (set decorations); Douglas Shearer (sound); Robert J. Kern (editor); Irene, Gile Steele (costumes); Jack Dawn (makeup) RELEASE DATE: June 19, 1944 RUN TIME: 126 minutes, black and white 34 E L I Z A B E T H TAY LO R SUMMARY: In World War I–era England, American girl Susan Dunn falls in love and marries English nobleman John Ashwood.
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