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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2004, 01:29:32 PM »
Mathilde Kschessinskaya was a great dancer - she was the first Russian ballerina to execute that mind-boggling gymnastic feat of achieving thirty-two fouttes in her role as Odette/Odile in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.   (The Italian, Pierina Legniani was the first).  

However, she was not the greatest. She believed, indeed insisted, she was by virtue of the power bestowed on her by having once been mistress to the man who became Tsar of Russia.   This, added to her relationships with two of his cousins ensured she wielded considerable weight within that hothouse of competiton and envy -  the Imperial Ballet.

The virtuosity and beauty of Vera Trefilova, Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina were unsurpassable.

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2004, 02:33:45 AM »
I just got word that Coryne Hall's new book, "Imperial Dancer" will be released in April 2005. A couple of you asked me to post this information once I got it. I can't wait to read it!

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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2004, 06:17:25 AM »
The book stash grows larger  ;) Thanks so much Lisa.

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2004, 10:19:21 AM »
I know! And for those of us (like me!) who must be on a Romanov book budget, it is helpful to be able to plan ahead. I've asked Coryne if her publisher will consider giving us here at the AP Board a discount. If you'd like, I'll also let you know as soon as I get an answer to this!

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2004, 10:34:22 AM »
I gave up the fantasy of a book "budget" years ago. However, I do like Coryne's work and am interested in the subject. BUT- despite being free of VAT, British publications are so expensive now ! [I buy them anyway]
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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2004, 12:01:38 PM »
Lisa, much appreciation for your generous effort on our behalf.

Regards,

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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2004, 04:50:34 PM »
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Lisa, much appreciation for your generous effort on our behalf.

Regards,

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I agree with Sunny. That is a very generous effort! Thanks Lisa!

I also have a question, what is this book about?

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2004, 08:30:22 PM »
If you are not impatient, prices do drop. Many books are released with a start price carrying a 10-30% reduction from day one.

Is not this book about Kshessinskaya? Hopefully it will be less saccharine than the ballerina's personal memoirs. á
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2004, 12:16:24 AM »
Coryne is a very professional writer, so I doubt the book would be saccharine.

Some of you asked what she's writing next. She said after working for over three years on this one, she has not decided on her next project yet.

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2004, 04:54:36 PM »
Thanks very much for the news, Lisa....I am a big fan of  Russian Ballet history and am really looking forward to this book!

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2004, 09:53:42 PM »
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Coryne is a very professional writer, so I doubt the book would be saccharine.

Some of you asked what she's writing next. She said after working for over three years on this one, she has not decided on her next project yet.


Yes she has...she is one of the contributing authors in one of Eurohistory's books to be published in 2005...as are some other people in this forum!  ::)

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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2005, 10:47:46 AM »
Pleased to announce that Coryne Hall's IMPERIAL DANCER- Mathilde Kschessinska and the Romanovs, her much-awaited next Romanov title is expected to begin selling on April 25 and Coryne Hall will autograph all copies sold through us.

If interested email me privately at: books@eurohistory.com and I can arrange for her to sign a copy for you!

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2005, 11:50:16 AM »
What is Imperial Dancer about?

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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2005, 12:37:36 PM »
Mathilde Kschessinska and the Romanovs

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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2005, 03:16:41 PM »
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What is Imperial Dancer about?


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Mathilde was a famous ballerina in Russia during Nicholas II's time, and she was also apparently his lover for a brief period of time and before his marriage to Alix.