Ballet in Leicester Square
192 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 24 x 16 cm.
"More than half a century separated the golden age of Romantic ballet and the revelation of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. In many histories of the dance the years between have been cursorily passed over, if not virtually ignored, but no period is without significance in the unfolding of an art's progress. Ballet in Leicester Square focuses on ballet in two famous London music halls of these years. It is both a scholarly account of ballet during this neglected period, and an engagingly written evocation of its social milieu." -- from book jacket