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Alicia Markova Her Life and Art
by Anton Dolin
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Nabu Press
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Nov 30, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
This review refers to Anton Dolin's 1953 biography of Alicia Markova, which was published while both of them were still dancing and considered not far removed from the height of their powers. It's a loopy, nutty book in a lot of ways, but one of the most readable and fun ballet biographies I've ever read. I wasn't familiar with Markova except knowing vaguely that she preceded Margot Fonteyn sometime back then at Sadler's Wells in London, but I liked the way the book concentrated only on her ...more