London: A & C Black, 1958. First Edition. dark green cloth. ADELINE GENEE:
A Lifetime of Ballet Under Six Reigns
Published by A & C Black, London, 1958
First Edition. 8vo. Dark green boards with gilt lettering to spine. In an illustrated dustjacket that presents some wear to the extremities.
The book includes a newspaper clipping of Dame Adeline Genee’s Obituary and her order of service for the funeral at Golders Green crematorium.
From the Introduction…
GENÉE! It is a name that our grandchildren will cherish.
...And alas! our grandchildren will never believe, will never be able to imagine, what Geneé was." So wrote Max Beerbohm, "the Incomparable Max", of his contemporary, Adeline Genée, who, like him, was honoured with that final and rarest accolade. To Edwardian ears, attuned so much more acutely than those of later generations to the grace of living, such a recogni-
for no one who never had the privilege of seeing the incomparable Genée dance can hope to comprehend or appreciate her art to the full. It is only through memories and the written word, therefore, that we today can catch a glimpse-even though fleeting and indis-tinct —of the Genée who in her prime drew, from every corner of the British possessions, admirers for whom no journey to London, however short, was deemed complete without a visit to the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square.
This book, however, is more than a study of Genée the ballerina, although that in itself would amply justify a volume. She was one of the brightest stars of the London theatre for many years before the Diaghilev Ballet made its appearance. She came to London in the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, when ballet was centred at the Empire and Alhambra Theatres, and in her ten famous years at the former theatre not only raised the popularity of ballet to heights it had never attained before but, through the example of her impeccable way of life. ID#0565
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