Margot Fonteyn by Meredith Daneman
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ISBN
9780670913374
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
624
Dimensions
152 x 230mm
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Margot Fonteyn - born plain Peggy Hookham - was dreamed into existence by the architects of British ballet: Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton and Constant Lambert. Carried to fame on a wave of wartime patriotism, Margot's sense of duty rather than ambition propelled her forward. Yet her gifts were such that her pre-eminence would come to eclipse the careers of subsequent generations.

Ballet is a fairytale world; if Margot, like the pure and poetic heroine of Swan Lake, was a natural Odette, she would also have to contend with virtue's raw shadow-side in the guise of Constant Lambert, Roberto Arias and Rudolph Nureyev - the men who, like Von Rothbart, were to take possession of her heart.
ISBN:
9780670913374
Publication Date:
29 / 11 / 2004
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
152 x 230mm

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