Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, June

Australia and the International Entertainment Industry*
Theatres - the buildings and what is in them - are often regarded as metonyms for nations: the idea of the world held within the stage is a powerful one. This was never more so than on British stages of the nineteenth century, when the implicit assumption...
Australia's Lily Brayton: Performer and Theatre Artist
In 1913, nearing the end of the second tour to Australasia of the Asche-Brayton company, the principals were asked in a journalistic interview what careers they would follow if they had their time to choose again. Lily Brayton's reply is revealing: 'I...
Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals and the Mass Marketing of Amusement, 1895-1915/from Traveling Show to Vaudeville: Theatrical Spectacle in America, 1830-1910
Andrew L. Erdman, Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals and the Mass Marketing of Amusement, 1895-1915. Jefferson,NC:McFarland & Company, Inc., 2004. 208 pp. $39.95.Robert M. Lewis, From Traveling Show to Vaudeville: Theatrical Spectacle in America, 1830-1910....
Encyclopedia of Early Cinema
Richard Abel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. London and New York: Routledge, 2005. 700 pp. $225.Over the last two decades, the study of early cinema - that is, cinema of the years preceding the mid-1910s - has slowly begun to come into its own....
Looking at Lady Audley: Symbolism, the Stage, and the Antipodes
'I will see the lady if you please.' Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret (1862)1On Saturday 7 March 1863 Londoners crowded the banks of the Thames to witness the arrival of Princess Alexandra of Denmark. They applauded when the Princess appeared...
Mutants: On the Form, Varieties, and Errors of the Human Body
Armand MarieLeRoi, Mutants: On the Form, Varieties, and Errors of the Human Body. London: HarperCollins, 2003. 431 pp. £20.00.An emergent scholarly focus on freak shows is gaining credibility as a sub-discipline intersecting with Disability Studies,...
Re/membering Muscular Circus Bodies: Triple Somersaults, the Flying Jordans and Clarke Brothers
Performing MemoryHow are performances by muscular bodies remembered within culture? Circus and specifically trapeze acts, as live performance to music, do not leave behind tangible effects like the play scripts that contribute to more conventional theatre...
Travelling Mass-Media Circus: Frank Hurley's Synchronized Lecture Entertainments
At the height of Sydney's summer theatre season in 1921, the Australian photographer and film maker Frank Hurley was presenting his latest entertainment, the Melanesian travelogue Pearls and Savages, to record houses at the Globe Theatre in George Street...