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Veronica Kelly is Associate Professor in Drama in the English Department at the University of Queensland, is theatre critic for the Australian newspaper; and has written widely on Australian drama.

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The Empire Actors
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The Empire Actors

Stars of Australasian Costume Drama 1890s – 1920s

Veronica Kelly
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.

Currency House | 978-0-98056-329-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB