Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mathilde Kschessinska

The Sword and the Sea has a review about a new biography about the fascinating Russian prima ballerina assoluta, Mathilde Kschessinska. Share

4 comments:

Matterhorn said...

Thank you. I half hesitated to put that up, at first.

tubbs said...

And now we know what Madame's Halloween costume shall be.

tubbs said...

...and how could a gal dance while being squeezed to death with all that whale-bone?

Christina said...

Who needs bodice-rippers when we can read biographies like these? I'm looking forward to this with interest. The story about how she became Nicholas' mistress is an interesting one. As I understand she was thrust at him by his father Tsar Alexander in hopes that having a mistress would "make a man" of him. It's hard to rival the Russian royals for dissolute behavior, isn't it?