The empire actors: Stars of Australasian costume drama 1890s-1920s

Kelly, Veronica The empire actors: Stars of Australasian costume drama 1890s-1920s. Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia: Currency House, 2010.

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Author Kelly, Veronica
Title The empire actors: Stars of Australasian costume drama 1890s-1920s
Place of Publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Currency House
Publication year 2010
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9780980563290
0980563291
Language eng
Total number of pages 211
Collection year 2011
Abstract/Summary In the decades from Federation to the 1920s live entertainment was an integral part of the Imperial world, and performers the first generation of truly global marketeers. In epic tales of royal splendour and Napoleonic conquest, of heroic gladiators and Christian sacrifice, of musketeers and courtesans, hussars and doomed princesses, Arab houris and Oriental mandarins, international stage celebrities transported Australasian audiences into identification with the older, more powerful civilizations from which they had come. These stars travelled the world in style, carrying messages of trade, fashion, tourism, modernity and the privilege of being a member of the British Empire.
Q-Index Code AX
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description xii, 211 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

 
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