The Empire Actors: stars of Australasian costume drama

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ISBN: 9780980563290
Author: Veronica Kelly
Publication Date: 12/10/2010
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency House
Extent: 192pp.

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In the decades from Federation to the 1920s, live entertainment was an integral part of the Imperial world, and performers were 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 civilisations from which they had come.

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