Convict Theatres of Early Australia 1788-1840


ISBN: 9780958121309
Author: Rob Jordan
Publication Date: 1/12/2002
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Currency House
Extent: 384pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK481 Categories: , Tag:

For the first time the initial forty years of European theatre in Australia become the subject of intensive inquiry. Jordan brilliantly brings to life the shadowy figures that created the colony’s first forms of organised entertainment. The book analyses the impact on the theatres of the convicts’ tastes and origins, the temperaments of certain powerful individuals and the shifting views regarding penal servitude. Extensive research has uncovered extraordinary stories and previously unknown theatre ventures.

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