By Mary Fleischer
ISBN-13: 9789042022850Embodied Texts: Symbolist Playwright-Dancer Collaborations explores the dynamic dating among Symbolist theatre and early glossy dance throughout Europe from the Nineties throughout the Nineteen Thirties. Gabriele D'Annunzio's tasks with Ida Rubinstein; Hugo von Hofmannsthal's pantomimes for Grete Wiesenthal; W. B. Yeats's paintings with Michio Ito and Ninette de Valois; and Paul Claudel's collaborations with Jean B?rlin and the Ballets Su?dois are studied intensive to shed new mild on an evolving dance-theatre shape inside Symbolist tradition. Buoyed through the era's heightened curiosity within the expressive features of the physique, those playwrights have been hugely invested within the authority of language, but have been attracted to the ability of dance to awaken religious or mental states which phrases couldn't thoroughly trap. In its trust of basic correspondences one of the arts, Symbolism inspired experimentation throughout disciplines, and this research strains interconnections between a lot of its major figures together with Max Reinhardt, Claude Debussy, Gertrud Eysoldt, Edward Gordon Craig, Bronislava Nijinksa, Isadora Duncan, Jaques Dalcroze, Darius Milhaud, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Mariano Fortuny, Terence grey, George Antheil, Eleonora Duse, and Michel Fokine.