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Book/Printed Material Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale;

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Title

  • Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale;

Summary

  • Essentially a history of Greek, Roman, and early religious dance, and French court dance, the text is drawn from numerous writers, including Mme. Elise Voiart, Joseph Juste Scaliger, Claude François Ménestrier, Louis de Cahusac, Diderot, and Jean-Georges Noverre. The first part of this book comprises seven letters written by Baron during 1821 and 1822. The second part takes the form of conversations with Sophie and, occasionally, two more participants named Heraclite and Démocrite.

Names

  • Baron, A. (Auguste), 1794-1862

Created / Published

  • Paris, Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1825.

Headings

  • -  Dance--History
  • -  Dance History and Theory
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

  • -  LC copy imperfect: p. 5-8 wanting.
  • -  Published in 1824 under title: Lettres et entretiens sur la danse ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.

Medium

  • 344 p. front. (fold. facsim.) 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1590 .B3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 15008911

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Baron, A. Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale. Paris, Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1825. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/15008911/.

APA citation style:

Baron, A. (1825) Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale. Paris, Dondey-Dupré père et fils. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/15008911/.

MLA citation style:

Baron, A. Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale. Paris, Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1825. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/15008911/>.