Footlight Notes banner with Doris Stocker, photo by Bassano, circa 1909


images of theatre and other popular entertainment

no. 655

Saturday, 3 April 2010

remembering Patrick O'Connor (1949-2010)

a scene from <I>Parisiana</>

a hand-coloured carbon print postcard published by the Aristophot Co of London (E.558),
at the end of 1905 or beginning of 1906, from a photograph of three dancers
in a scene from the ballet Parisiana, produced at the Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square,
London, on 11 December 1905

(photo: Campbell-Gray, London, 1905/06)

Parisiana, a ballet arranged and produced by Charles Wilson as a series of sketches set in Paris from the time of the French Revolution to the early 20th Century, was choreographed by Alfredo Curti to the music of James M. Glover. With a 'second edition' being staged on 19 March 1906, Parisiana remained on the Alhambra bill for 61 weeks.

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