From the Publisher: Veteran dance writer Robert Greskovic's comprehensive handbook on how to watch and appreciate the ballet is now available in this new edition. It includes a complete analysis of sixteen important and popular ballets, from Swan Lake to Twyla Tharp's Push Comes To Shove. As Mikhail Baryshnikov states in the book's foreword: "All the things that ballet fans talk about at intermission, while newcomers stand there wondering what they mean: those things are here (Robert Greskovic) has been thinking about ballet-watching it, reading, writing, and talking about it-day after day for more than thirty years. He knows it through and through. Now he shares his knowledge."