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Richard Buckle
Born 6 August 1916
"Warcop, "Westmorland, United Kingdom
Died 12 October 2001
"Salisbury, United Kingdom
Occupation Ballet critic, author, editor, playwright

Christopher Richard Sandford Buckle, "CBE, better known as Richard Buckle (6 August 1916 – 12 October 2001), was a lifelong devotee of "ballet, and a well-known ballet critic. He founded the magazine Ballet in 1939, and revived it after the "war (during which he served with the "Scots Guards, being "mentioned in despatches in 1944 during the Italy campaign). Between 1948 and 1955 he was ballet critic for "The Observer. He organised a number of highly successful exhibitions, including most notably one in 1954 on the life and work of "Diaghilev, first at the "Edinburgh Festival and then at "Forbes House in London. He also organised the quatercentenary "Shakespeare exhibition at "Stratford-upon-Avon in 1964-5. His publications include the most comprehensive biographies of "Nijinsky (1971) and Diaghilev (1979), and he edited several books, including the autobiography of "Lydia Sokolova and the selected diaries of "Cecil Beaton. Richard Buckle was appointed "CBE in 1979.

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