Nutcracker



Nutcracker The Tale Of Nutcracker, Written By E.T.A Hoffmann In 1816, Has Fascinated And Inspired Artists, Composers, And Audiences For Almost Two Hundred Years It Has Retained Its Freshness Because It Appeals To The Sense Of Wonder We All Share.Maurice Sendak Designed Brilliant Sets And Costumes For The Pacific Northwest Ballet S Christmas Production Of Nutcracker And Created Even Magnificent Pictures Especially For This Book He Joined With The Eminent Translator Ralph Manheim To Produce This Illustrated Edition Of Hoffmann S Wonderful Tale, Destined To Become A Classic For All Ages.The World Of Nutcracker Is A World Of Pleasures Maurice Sendak S Art Illuminates The Delights Of Hoffmann S Story In This Rich And Tantalizing Treasure.

10 thoughts on “Nutcracker

  1. says:

    Okay, I picked this book for a challenge here on Goodreads but now I want the whole set of these books I m loving these covers and they are too expensive right now Maybe get one a month I will also have to admit I have never seen the Nutcracker on tv I might have seen bits of one when I was little Yeah, I never thought I would be into the play, movies, whateverbut now I want to watch them I will also admit that this book creeped me out in the beginning when they were describing the Okay, I picked this book for a challenge here on Goodreads but now I want the whole set of these books ...

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    Translations are, as a rule, pretty bad I feel like this translation did not do the original story justice at all and a lot of the magic had seeped through the cracks as a result The story itself has dark layers to it that the ballet does not possess It has a rather disjointed flow to it and altogether it is a fairly obvious story of a time long ago when attractiveness was the most important quality in any thing However, the most important thing about this story is that it was the inspirat Translations are, as a rule, pretty bad I feel like this translation did not do the original story justice at all and a lot of the magic had seeped through the cracks as a result The story itself ha...

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    Maurice Sendak did the illustrations for this edition I love them They are quirky and what you expect from Maurice.This is the full edition and it is night something you can read in a single bedtime story This is long This is also all about how things look Is someone pretty or not Marie sees the beauty on the inside over what is on the outside The nutcracker ballet focuseson the candyland part of the story and the beauty there The book spends much of the story on war heaven help Maurice Sendak did the illustrations for this edition I love them They are quirky and what you expect from Maurice.This is the full edition and it is night something you can read in a single...

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    Such a simple, yet charming tale filled with dreams, the endless possibilities of childhood imagination and towns made of sugar and icing I was familiar with the story because of the Barbie movie I watched countless times when I was a little girl like Marie yes, I know I read the German version and was slightly anxious because German classics are not really my cup of tea, but I ended up enjoying this one a lot I m definitely looking forward to picking up Hoffmann s Das Fr ulein von Scuderi Such a simple, yet charming tale filled with dreams, the endless possibilities of childhood imagination and towns made of sugar and icing I was...

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    Para quem gosta de hist rias de natal, imperd velMeu primeiro contato com O Quebra Nozes foi por volta dos 9 anos de idade, atrav s do filme estrelado por Macaulay Culkin 1993 , que nada mais era do que uma perfomance do New York City Ballet adaptada para a tv De l pra c , tive a oportunidade e o prazer inenarr vel de assistir a The Nutcracker com o NYC Ballet ao vivo, em pleno natal, no Lincoln Center, e sigo completamente apaixonada, tanto pelo ballet quanto por seu compositor, Tchaikovsky Para quem gosta de hist rias de natal, imperd velMeu primeiro contato com O Quebra Nozes foi por volta dos 9 anos de idade, atrav s do filme estrelado por Macaulay Culkin 1993 , que nada mais era do que uma perfomance do New York City Ballet adaptada para a tv De l pra c , tive a oportunidade e o prazer inenarr vel de assistir a The Nutcracker com o NYC Ballet ao vivo, em pleno natal, no Lincoln Center, e sigo completamente apaixonada, tanto pelo ballet quanto por seu compositor, Tchaikovsky F...

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    The Nutcracker Prince, with Keifer Sutherland as the voice of Nutcracker, was one of my favorite childhood movies, and is still a favorite to this day When I realized it was based on a short story that also inspired the ballet, obviously I had to read it.I m not a fan of Where the Wild Things Are, and I wasn t too impressed with Sendak s weird Labyrinth like tale, Outside Over There because there was no Jareth in it, obviously But I wanted to read this version because Auntie J said it was th The Nutcracker Prince, with Keifer Sutherland as the voice of Nutcracker, was one of my favorite childhood movies, and is still a favorite to this day When I realized it was based on a short story that also inspired the ballet, obviously I had to read it.I m not a fan of Where the Wild Things Are, and I wasn t too impressed with Sendak s weird Labyrinth like tale, Outside Over There because there was no Jareth in it, obviously But I wanted to read this version because Auntie J said it was the best version ever I actuall...

  7. says:

    4.5 Book 4 in CramaThon2015 Read a book under 200 pages.

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    This is the marvellously strange and creative novella that Tchaikovsky s ballet is based on And it is just as surreal as the ballet but ballets are surreal by nature, while books needn t be Like a darker, Continental forerunner to Alice s Adventures in Wonderland It makes zero sense, but isthan evocative enough to make up for it.Our heroine is seven year old Maria, the daughter of a well to do German family This Christmas her godfather, the royal counselor and inventor Herr Drosselme This is the marvellously strange and creative novella that Tchaikovsky s ballet is based on And it is just as surreal as the ballet but ballets are surreal by nature, while books needn t be Like a darker, Continen...

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    What little girl hasn t been spellbound after seeing the magical wonders of the Nutcracker ballet and feeling the crescendo enthralling music of Tchaikovsky s Op 71 pulsing through the air I certainly was December 1967, my parents took me to see my first Nutcracker performance at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City Continuing the tradition, I in turn took my daughters during the winter of their kindergarten years And though I haven t experienced a live performance since 1993, every What l...

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    I love my edition with its wonderful introduction and Maurice Sendak illustrations I love the music and the dancing that is the ballet But there is something about this story that always creeps me out It is not the many headed mouse king No, its the whole ending bit The story is about girl growing up, to a degree, except that it is rather strange because when she travel with her dream prince she dreams of a place any child would want Than all of a sudden she is getting married to a little I love my edition with its wonderful introduction and Maurice Sendak illustrations I love the music and the dancing that is the ballet But there is something about this story that always creeps m...

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