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Staging Events by Carolyn Soutar

Staging Events

Whether a sales conference, a village fete, or a school fashion show, events of all shapes and sizes must be meticulously organized to be a success. Drawing on her wide experience, the author explains the tricks and tools of staging an event to make sure that everything is ready on time and that it is both enjoyable and a financial success.

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Dave Allen by Carolyn Soutar

Dave Allen

The image of Dave Allen is seared into our minds. He sits on a tall chair with a glass of J&B, smoking his Gauloises, a fingertip missing as he tells the most hilarious, rambling stories. But what of the man behind the image? Carolyn Soutar's biography is the most revealing account of the famously private comedian, whose career began in the sixties but who remained influential to a whole new generation of comics in the 21st century. Having worked with him as his stage manager, Soutar was able to see how he behaved both on and off screen.

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The Real Nureyev by Carolyn Soutar

The Real Nureyev is an intensely personal, under-the-skin depiction of ballet's greatest hero. Written by Carolyn Soutar, Nureyev's stage manager at the London Coliseum during the 1980s, it focuses on the last, intensely creative, six-year period in the dancer's life - when he was still at the peak of his powers, yet just a few years away from an untimely death.The author draws upon her own experiences and - exclusively - those of Robert Tracy, Nureyev's lover and then companion during the last 14 years of his life; Bill Akers and Roger Myers, who first met and worked with Nureyev in 1962 in Australia; and Yoko Morishita, Prima Ballerina with the Matsuyama Ballet Company, Tokyo, who partnered Rudolf for most of the '80s.

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Readers Quotes

"In her book, Carolyn Soutar gives us a fascinating look behind the dazzling stage persona of Rudolph Nureyev, one of ballet's greatest stars."

".Carolyn Soutar has produced a wonderful memoir of a legendary man.I especially enjoyed her attention to detail regarding the scenery and costumes and how life backstage is an absolutely enchanting and revealing experience."

"A warm-hearted tribute to a man whose individual success helped to revolutionise all British comedy." (GLASGOW HERALD )