Yeats And Margot

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Yeats And Margot compiled by Cicely Herbert.

A portrait of the three year relationship between WB Yeats and Margot Ruddock told through their letters and poetry.

Yeats was 69 and Margot 27 when they met.

Margot was an actress, beautiful, twice married and with two small children when she first wrote to Yeats in 1934 to ask his advice about setting up a poets' theatre in LONDON.

The ensuing correspondence is affectionate, colourful and informative about Yeats' later life, his poetry, and ideas.

The poems he wrote for Margot echo his longing to recapture the nights of his youth.

WB Yeats....Timothy West Margot Ruddock....Amanda Root Music by Gary Yershon.

Directed by Katherine Beacon.