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Kavanagh, Julie 1952-

Works: 4 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 2,261 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1785.N8, B
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Most widely held works about Julie Kavanagh
Most widely held works by Julie Kavanagh
Nureyev : the life by Julie Kavanagh( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive biography of twentieth-century Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, that chronicles his childhood, defection to the West in 1961, and success on the stage
The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Dumas's novel and play La dame aux camélias, Verdi's opera La Traviata, George Cukor's film Camille, and Frederick Ashton's ballet Marguerite and Armand. Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Greta Garbo, Isabelle Huppert, Maria Callas, Anna Netrebko, and Margot Fonteyn are just a few of the actors, singers, and dancers who have portrayed her. Drawing on new research, Julie Kavanagh re-creates the short, intense life of the tall, pale, slender girl who at thirteen fled her brute of a father and Normandy to go to Paris, where she would become one of the grand courtesans of the 1840s. France's national treasure, Alexandre Dumas père, was intrigued by her, his son became her lover, and Franz Liszt, too, fell under her spell. With elegant clothes, a coach, and a grand apartment, she entertained a salon of dandies, writers, and artists. Her death from tuberculosis at 23 became a national tragedy, and her independent and modern spirit has timeless appeal.--From publisher description
Secret muses : the life of Frederick Ashton by Julie Kavanagh( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest choreographers in the history of dance, forever changed the landscape of English ballet, defining what we now know as the English classical style. Julie Kavanagh is the first person to have been given complete access to Ashton's papers, and with Secret Muses she has written a brilliant account of his life and work, from his colorful childhood in Lima to his prolific career as a dancer and choreographer, first with the Ballet Rambert
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