Author Ménestrier, Claude-François
Title Des Ballets Anciens et Modernes selon les Regles du Theatre
Publishing Location Paris
Year 1682
Publisher René Guignard
Edition I
Number of Pages in-12, 237
Publishing Country FRA
Publishing Language FRE

Online text: GOOGLE BOOKS - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek 

In the treatise, one of the more complete works on the history and theory of dance, Ménestrier inaugurates a type of research that is almost scientific, describing his idea of the "ballet de cour", the rules that govern it and the way to represent the "passions de l'âme".

Published by Robert Pépie in 1684, 1685 and 1686.

Facsimile of the first edition: Genève, Minkoff, 1972 and 1985.

File pdf Des Ballets Anciens et Modernes - 1682


< < Go Back to the list