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Author Colligan, Mimi, author

Title Circus and stage : the theatrical adventures of Rose Eouin and G B W Lewis / Mimi Colligan
Published Clayton, Vic. : Monash University Publishing, 2013
Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing : State Library of Victoria, 2013


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 MELB  791.092 Col/Cas  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description xvii, 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Chapter 1. Mr. George Lewis, gymnast, ring master and equestrian -- Chapter 2. The Edouins in England -- Chapter 3. On tour in Australia -- Chapter 4. George in Asia -- Chapter 5. The Edouins return to Melbourne -- Chapter 6. Lewis moves from circus to stage -- Chapter 7. Lewis's grand dramatic burlesque and ballet company in India -- Chapter 8. Melbourne and India -- Chapter 9. India and China -- Chapter 10. Employing the Williamsons, 1875-1876 -- Chapter 11. The Victorian Academy of Music, 1876-1879 -- Chapter 12. The Lewises at the Bijou Theatre, 1880-1885 -- Chapter 13. Retirement and back to England, 1885-1893 -- Chapter 14. Return to Australia and 'poverty', 1894-1907 -- Chapter 15. Rose home in England -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Actress Rose started as a child star in London, toured the gold towns of Victoria and acted in and directed popular theatre in India and China before opening the Academy of Music/Bijou Theatre in Bourke Street, Melbourne. George brought the equestrian/horse circus to Melbourne, opened the building that became the Princess Theatre, built theatres in Calcutta, was an early employer of JC Williamson, and for a decade, in the late 1800s, managed the Academy of Music/Bijou Theatre
Rose Edouin (née Bryer) and her husband, entrepreneur and circus performer George Benjamin William Lewis, have received little attention in the history of Australian theatre, and certainly few now would be aware of the achievements of this couple. Fame is ephemeral. For more than half a century, from the 1850s, Edouin and Lewis forged high-profile careers that encompassed circus, the popular stage and theatre management in Europe, Australia, China, India and New Zealand
Analysis Australian
Notes "Published in association with the bState Libray of Victoria" -- title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Edouin, Rose, 1844-1925.
Eouin, Rose, 1844-1925
Lewis, George Benjamin William, 1818-1906.
Entertainers -- Asia -- Biography.
Entertainers -- Asia -- History.
Entertainers -- Australia -- Biography.
Entertainers -- Australia -- History.
Entertainers -- Europe -- Biography.
Entertainers -- Europe -- History.
Performing arts -- Asia -- History.
Performing arts -- Australia -- History.
Performing arts -- Europe -- History.
Theater -- Asia -- History.
Theater -- Australia -- History.
Theater -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781922235022 (paperback)
Other Titles Theatrical adventures of Rose Edouin and GBW Lewis