Secret Muses : The Life of Frederick Ashton, Paperback

Secret Muses : The Life of Frederick Ashton Paperback



Sir Frederick Ashton, Britain's greatest choreographer, was a major figure on the cultural landscape of the twentieth century and his influence extended far beyond the world of dance.

Julie Kavanagh traces Ashton's progress with a keen and sympathetic sense of both the man and his milieu.

The drama of his professional and private life - among his close associates were Constant Lambert, Benjamin Britten, W.

B. Yeats, the Sitwells and Cecil Beaton - is skilfully interwoven with vivid descriptions of the ballets themselves. 'Not only the best biography of a ballet figure but, far more important, a Proustian recollection of that glamorous near-mythical time, the first half of our now setting century.' Gore Vidal


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages, 16pp b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Ballet
  • ISBN: 9780571190621



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