Laughing it off: Australian stage comedy after World War 1

Fotheringham, Richard (2010) Laughing it off: Australian stage comedy after World War 1. History Australia, 7 1: 03.1-03.20. doi:10.2104/ha100003

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Author Fotheringham, Richard
Title Laughing it off: Australian stage comedy after World War 1
Journal name History Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-0854
1833-4881
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2104/ha100003
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 03.1
End page 03.20
Total pages 20
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Monash University ePress
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article investigates the extensive use of Great War material on the variety stage in Australia, particularly in the decade of the 1920s. It surveys jokes reported in newspapers or surviving in scripts; examines in detail the work of the best known of the ‘diggers’ companies of returned servicemen, Pat Hanna’s Famous Diggers, as well as the work of other performers including the acclaimed comedian Jim Gerald and several ex-soldier drag artists; and reports on the reasons these entertainers themselves gave to explain their use of comedy and pathos to represent traumatic events from their war experiences.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 11:40:59 EST by Professor Richard Fotheringham on behalf of School of Communication and Arts