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Gags and greasepaint [electronic resource] : a tribute to the Irish 'fit-ups' / by Vikki Jackson ; edited by Micheal O hAodha.

Author/Creator:
Jackson, Vikki, 1954-
Publication:
Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (130 p.)
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Subjects:
Traveling theater -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Repertory theater -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Actresses -- Ireland -- Biography.
Loving, Vic, 1890-1974.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume is a paean to the "Revue", the "Fit-Up" and the fifty or more travelling roadshows which traversed the roads of Ireland during the heyday of the "fit-ups", the decades prior to the Second World War. This book is a personal memoir of one of the "goddesses" of Irish repertory theatre?Vic (Victoria Loving)?the woman known as the "Sequin Queen"?as recounted by her granddaughter, one of the last of these travelling artistes. It is a celebration of Ireland's "curtain up", and the "five-...
Contents:
TABLE OF CONTENTS; OPENING CHORUS; PROLOGUE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW-BUSINESS; THE SEQUIN QUEEN; FLASH PARADE; SHOWBIZ KIDS; OTHER SIDE OF THE FOOTLIGHTS; OTHER SHOWS; MAEMACK; PARLEY; SELECTED REFERENCES
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [101]-102).
Contributor:
O hAodha, Micheal.
ISBN:
1-282-33433-6
9786612334337
1-4438-1178-5
OCLC:
830168497