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
- Publication Date: 03/01/1998
- Category: Ballet
- ISBN: 9780571190621