Margot Fonteyn

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Viking, Oct 28, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 654 pages
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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.

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I must confess I havent gotten through this book yet as I also have a DVD about Margot Fonteyns life and Im very busy sewing every day. What I have read is most interesting. Read full review

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This DVD blew me away! As a lover of ballet everything to do with ballet fascinates me. But this DVD went way above my expectations. To hear about her life from those who knew her best and to see her ... Read full review



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