Beyond the Stage: Creative Australian stories from the Great War

Author(s): Anna Goldsworthy (Editor); Mark Carroll (Editor)

Aust History

In the beautifully illustrated 'Beyond the Stage', essays by leading Australian artists and academics examine the impact of the Great War and its aftermath on creativity and performance in South Australia. There are historical studies of key individuals, such as Adelaide's Telsie Hague, and the role of women performers as fundraisers and active agents of wartime patriotism. The contribution of artistic companies, such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia and State Theatre Company, is examined. Steve Vizard dissects the preposterously unlikely - and highly entertaining - encounter between Sir Lawrence Olivier and Mo (aka Roy Rene), helping the reader explore Australian national identity after the Great War. And completing this remarkable book are thought-provoking personal reflections on the nature of memory and commemoration.


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  • : 9781743056653
  • : Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : 1.1
  • : November 2020
  • : {"length"=>["26"], "width"=>["21.5"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : 176
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Anna Goldsworthy (Editor); Mark Carroll (Editor)