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The Resource Seven big Australians : adventures with comic actors, Anne Pender

Seven big Australians : adventures with comic actors, Anne Pender

Label
Seven big Australians : adventures with comic actors
Title
Seven big Australians
Title remainder
adventures with comic actors
Statement of responsibility
Anne Pender
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Pender explores the lives and creative work of seven extraordinary performers who have brought joy and hilarity to generations of Australians through their memorable characters on stage and television, and in their potent satire, musical comedy, revue, drama, stand-up acts and one-person shows. In Seven Big Australians, Pender interprets the lives of these significant comic actors, offering vivid biographical portraits of their childhood and family of origin, their struggles to enter the entertainment industry and the art they created over many decades. Drawing on extensive interviews conducted with each actor over many years, Pender documents their experiences of the hardships of breaking into the industry and the challenges of staying there, the gruelling nature of daily life as a performer, the demands of working in multiple forms, the realities of script writing under pressure and the exhilaration of performing. These actors are significant cultural figures whose lives are awe-inspiring, momentous and magical. Carol Raye, Barry Humphries, Noeline Brown, Max Gillies, John Clarke, Tony Sheldon and Denise Scott pioneered home-grown humour, transformed the image of Australia, intervened in political life, and brought Australian comedy to the world. They created iconic figures, including Mavis Bramston, Dame Edna Everage, Clarke and Dawe, Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and mesmerising impersonations of prime ministers
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pender, Anne
Dewey number
792.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humphries, Barry
  • Raye, Carol
  • Brown, Noeline
  • Gillies, Max
  • Clarke, John
  • Sheldon, Tony
  • Scott, Denise Margaret
  • Humorists, Australian
  • Comedians
  • Entertainers
  • Authors, Australian
  • Actors
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Women comedians
Target audience
adult
Label
Seven big Australians : adventures with comic actors, Anne Pender
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Carol Raye, Barry Humphries, Noeline Brown, Max Gillies, John Clarke, Tony Sheldon and Denise Scott -- On front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23236358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 275 pages
Isbn
9781925835212
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019011438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Seven big Australians : adventures with comic actors, Anne Pender
Publication
Copyright
Note
Carol Raye, Barry Humphries, Noeline Brown, Max Gillies, John Clarke, Tony Sheldon and Denise Scott -- On front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23236358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 275 pages
Isbn
9781925835212
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019011438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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