"Nutcracker" Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World
The Nutcracker is the most popular ballet in the world, adopted and adapted by hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada every Christmas season. In this entertainingly informative book, Jennifer Fisher offers new insights into the Nutcracker phenomenon, examining it as a dance scholar and critic, a former participant, an observer of popular culture, and an interviewer of those who dance, present, and watch the beloved ballet.
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Review: Nutcracker Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New WorldUser Review - The Library Lady - Goodreads
Style is less organized than I'd like, but worth the read none the less.I was tempted to give this a 3 for that, but in content it's a 4. Lots of interesting information and an entertaining writing ... Read full review
Review: Nutcracker Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New WorldUser Review - Erica - Goodreads
I was using it for research but wound up quickly reading the whole thing. It is a nice history of/testament to the peculiar presence of a Russian ballet in American "holiday" tradition. Very entertaining. Read full review