Frederic Franklin: A Biography of the Ballet Star

Frederic Franklin: A Biography of the Ballet Star

by Leslie Norton
     
 

With a ballet career spanning well over eight decades, legendary dancer Frederic Franklin was one of the twentieth century's great ballet stars. This biography, rich with original interviews, covers his entire career from young dance student in the early 1920s to his most recent position as choreographer with Britain's Royal Ballet in November 2004. Each chapter

Overview

With a ballet career spanning well over eight decades, legendary dancer Frederic Franklin was one of the twentieth century's great ballet stars. This biography, rich with original interviews, covers his entire career from young dance student in the early 1920s to his most recent position as choreographer with Britain's Royal Ballet in November 2004. Each chapter covers a different period of Franklin's life, including the peak of his performing career as a principal dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, his legendary professional partnership with Alexandra Danilova, and his role in introducing ballet to millions of Americans during World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Ballet Magazine
comprehensive...interesting
Dance Magazine
exhaustively researched...fascinating
Dance Chronicle
"a labor of love"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430512
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/05/2007
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

The late Leslie Norton was an associate professor in dance at the Hamilton College Theatre and Dance Department and lived in Clinton, New York. The late Frederic Franklin lived in New York City.

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