"In Romantic ballet the tragedy that happens is less about the people than the emotions inside those people. It's not Giselle or Albrecht who has a tragic flaw, it's love. Inside the crystalline puriyt of love there's a crack, and as the story unfolds the crack is revealed, and the Romantic part isn't the romance, it's the attempt to stop the crack or hide the crack or glue it back together. Or believe that's even possible." (John Haskell, 'The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts")