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Alexander Technique Letters of Shamsi Davis

 
Alexander Technique Letters of Shamsi Davis by DAVIS, Shamsi - Ashraf [Colin Davis] Dorothea Magonet; Peter Shellard (1993)
Author: DAVIS, Shamsi - Ashraf [Colin Davis] Dorothea Magonet; Peter Shellard
Title: Alexander Technique Letters of Shamsi Davis
 
Year: 1993
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
 
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Documents from the estate of the conductor Sir Colin Davis relating to his wife's role as an Alexander Technique tutor at the Royal Academy of Music. Lady Davis is appointed to her post in the first letter from 1993 written by Dorothea Magonet and in the second Peter Shellard allocates her payments to the Alexander Technique Fund. Most interesting is a single manuscript sheet headed 'Shamsi' which appears to be by or about Shamsi's abilities as an exponent of the technique, complete with sketch diagram. Thus 'She's not as good as you at explanations, and in the use of the hands. (A little rough.)' Shamsi Davis was Colin Davis' au pair turned wife with whom the conductor had five children and a long and reputedly fulfilling marriage. She died in 2010.
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