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- DescriptionRose Edouin (nee 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 w would be aware of the achievements of this couple. Fame is ephemeral. For more than half a century, from 1853, Edouin and Lewis forged high-profile careers that encompassed circus, the popular stage and theatre management in Europe, Australia, China, India and New Zealand. 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 Bijou Theatre in Bourke Street, Melbourne. George brought horse circus to Melbourne, opened the building that became the Princess Theatre, built theatres in Calcutta, was an early employer of J C Williamson, and for a decade in the late 1800s, managed the Academy of Music and Bijou Theatre.
- Author BiographyMimi Colligan writes on 19th century popular culture and biography. Part of her PhD thesis was published by MUP as Canvas Documentaries in 2002. Mimi is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, an Honorary Research Associate with the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University and a member of the Victorian Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- Author(s)Mimi Colligan
- PublisherMonash University Publishing
- Date of Publication01/08/2013
- SubjectBiography: General
- Series TitleAustralian Studies
- Place of PublicationClayton, VIC
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintMonash University Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight396 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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