A living legend doesn’t usually blush when praised, laugh about past blunders, or recall saying “Oh my goodness me!” when first informed that Queen Elizabeth was going to make him a Commander of the British Empire. Nor do dancers usually live long enough to say, “It’s not bad being 93-and-a-half!” And even if they did, it’s doubtful that they’d still appear onstage, as Frederick Franklin does—playing Friar Laurence in American Ballet... More >>>