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Toni Bentley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300090390

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001

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The Male Martyr

The Male Martyr

Chapter Fifteen The Male Martyr
Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Yale University Press

This chapter describes Ida Rubenstein's affairs with Englishman Walter Guinness and American heiress Romaine Brooks. Romaine, a painter of extraordinary vision, saw in Ida a model for her ideal of the female body—and this image delineated Ida's transition from Salome's lively hedonist to a modern, pale, even anorexic, woman. The chapter also considers the reception to the play The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, which was written for Ida.

Keywords:   Ida Rubenstein, Salome, Walter Guinness, Romaine Brooks, St. Sebastian

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