In these personal reminiscences, Ivor Guest, doyen of romantic ballet historians, allows the reader to share the romance of recreating times past.
Since his first published article appeared in the 1940s he has vastly expanded and enriched our knowledge of ballet in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through more than 30 books, most of them definitive works.
These reminiscences illuminate an aspect of the dance world that seldom comes into the limelight, yet is of great importance for its cultural significance. Scholars and writers who lift the curtain on the past work quietly in the background. This book tells the story of one of them, a figure who in the field of dance scholarship is internationally recognised for his works.