Young Fonteyn (April 1951). Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) as Chloë in Daphnis and Chloë. Music by Ravel, choreography by Frederick Ashton, designs by John Craxton. Photo by Baron/Getty Images.
The edited plot is fairly simple, with Daphnis and Chloë being two young people in love, on one of Greek’s idyllic isles (Lesbos, according to the novel). Daphnis and Chloë are supposed to be of noble birthright, but orphaned and adopted by shepherds.