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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (2 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571243037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571243037
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 5.7 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Different Drumemr is a fine and searching study of Macmillan's life and work - admirable in its scrupulous detail as in its understanding of the subject ... a remarkable study in the nature of a powerful creative talent.' --Financial Times, 12 September, 2009<br /><br />'Jann Parry's new biography of [Kenneth MacMillan] is at once an assiduously detailed history of the man and a psychological deconstruction of his work ...Parry's compassionate account enables us to approach it with new understanding.' --Observer, 20 September, 2009<br /><br />'Jann Parry's magnificent life of [Kenneth MacMillan] ...Through astute observation and exhaustive research Parry, a former dance critic, delivers not just the life of a choreographic genius but also charts the history of modern British classical ballet.'
--Daily Express, 2 October, 2009

Jann Parry has written a biography on the grand scale, as extravagant as any of the ballets she describes it is not just a labour of love, but, one feels while reading it, an offering, an homage to the power of dance. --Patrick O Connor, Literary Review

Jann Parry's riveting biography ... Meticulous, authoritative and unflappable, Parry has done an excellent job in elucidating this fascinating but somewhat tirsesomely self-centred and over-sensitive man. Her authoritative biography will join Julie Kavanagh's portrait of Ashton and Meredith Daneman's of Fonteyn as primary sources for the study of British ballet. --Rupert Christiansen, The Spectator --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan by Jann Parry is the first complete biography of one of the greatest choreographers of the twentieth century, a real-life Billy Elliot.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Edward O. Merwood on 17 Nov. 2010
Format: Paperback
After reading 'A Different Drummer' it's difficult to imagine a ballet-going life without it. Like Julie Kavanah's biography of Frederick Ashton, it will become an invaluable reference each time one re-visits a MacMillan work. I have admired this man from the 1960's onwards, and I believe there is still no one (with the possible exception of John Neumeier) who has captured his 'bite' and his artistry in surprising us just when we are relaxed into thinking we know what he's going to do. Jann Parry has masterfully fleshed out MacMillan's work with the printed word; oh, but one wishes for a DVD to visually bring to life especially some of those early ballets. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Chewbacca on 16 Sept. 2013
Format: Paperback
I first read this book when it was first released. I recommended it to my students who also bought, read it and loved it.
Jann Parry has produced a book that is meticulously researched and therefore invaluable to anyone wanting to know more about the genius of MacMillan as well as documenting British and International ballet history during the period.
This copy I bought for a friend (who is briefly mentioned in the book) and she feels that the book does absolute justice to both MacMillan's talent and legacy.

A must read!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bee Live on 15 Nov. 2009
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I found this biography very interesting and easy to read, even though I am not a regular ballet goer. I would recommend it to anyone interested in any area of the arts. It is very well written and beautifully presented. Great gift for Christmas or any occasion! It now has a lovely Kindle version which is fantastic as the hardback is a bit heavy to carry around.
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