Bibliographic Details

The Oxford dictionary of dance / Debra Craine, Judith Mackrell.

Author / Creator Craine, Debra.
Edition 2nd ed.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description vi, 502 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Language English
Series Oxford paperback reference
Oxford paperback reference.
Subject Dance -- Dictionaries.
Format Print, Book
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Varying Form of Title Portion of title Dictionary of dance
Other authors / contributors Mackrell, Judith.
ISBN 9780199563449 (pbk.)
0199563446 (pbk.)
Notes Previous ed.: 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [499]-502).
Summary This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.
Review by Choice Review

The first edition of this dictionary (CH, May'01, 38-4769) became a standard for students needing a quick lookup on dance topics. This second edition by Craine (chief dance critic, The Times) and Mackrell (dance critic, The Guardian) presents over 2,700 entries and includes updated information on individuals and companies, with additional entries on some of the latest developments in theater dance. The focus of this work remains theatrical; it includes dancers, choreographers, and works from the international theater. Anthropological dance is excluded. This edition features a companion Web site, with URLs hosted on an Oxford Web page, which takes users to a surprising range of useful online resources. The paperback version is quite a bargain for quality information in a small package. The online version of the dictionary, available through Oxford Reference Online (CH, Sep'02, 40-0005), is searchable as an individual entity or in conjunction with other resources, and contains stable, accurate links. Dance is a topic of great interest, and this subject dictionary would be an inexpensive, worthy addition for public and school library collections that lack the first edition and for all university or specialized libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. C. W. Bruns California State University--Fullerton

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