C. W. Beaumont, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Blue Cloth. THE BALLET CALLED SWAN LAKE
Published by C. W. Beaumont 1952 First Printing
Inscribed to Svetlana from the author
No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition 1952, first printing stated. Privately published by Author. Hardcover in full dark blue cloth silver title and lines to the spine.
From the Preface;
The favourable reception accorded my previous book, The Ballet called Giselle, a study of the evolution of a single ballet from conception to realisation, has prompted me to attempt an account on similar lines of another famous ballet, Swan Lake.
The history of that work being largely connected with Russia offers particular obstacles in the collection and assembling of material, quite apart from the normal difficulties of the Russian to describe the early productions of Swan Lake without the help of a Russian friend, Miss Natalie René (Moscow), an assiduous student of Ballet, who not only most generously aided me in the acquisition of Russian documentation but also frequently suggested fruitful sources of Study. This book owes a great deal to her unremitting interest and her constant encouragement over several years.
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