Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan Hardcover – 17 Sep 2009
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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 is the first complete biography of one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century a hugely gifted man, often thought an outsider and plagued by anxiety.See all Product Description
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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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A great read for a ballet fan.Terrific value in length and price.Arrived quickly in perfect condition.Published 5 months ago by J.Griffin.
I've been waiting for a biography of Kenneth MacMillan for years - and this one does not disappoint. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2009 by Pat