Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Australian Variety Theatre Archive : Popular Culture Entertainment: 1850-1930
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The Australian Variety Theatre Archive (AVTA) is an independent, not-for-profit research website devoted to the period of theatrical activity in Australia that might be considered the 'golden years' of minstrelsy and vaudeville. The motivation for the site has been the need to rectify the exceedingly poor amount of research directed towards this area of Australian history and thus address the many myths, inaccuracies and gaps that are to be found in the present historical record.

The AVTA's primary objectives are two-fold: To celebrate and advance our knowledge of the Australian variety theatre industry which operated between the mid-1800s and the late-1920s/early-1930s; and to provide an on-going information archive which will serve as the basis for further research by both academics and historians, as well as by the general public.

Variety entertainment during the period covered by the AVTA crossed many theatrical genres and media forms (including film and radio). The archive is primarily interested, however, in the following genres: burlesque minstrelsy (including minstrels farces) vaudeville revue revusical (one act musical comedies) pantomime. The archive is also looking to provide biographical details on the people involved in variety the performers (individuals and acts), entrepreneurs and managers, troupes, scenic artists, stage managers, front-of-house managers, costume and property-makers, choreographers, writers, composers, songwriters, lyricists directors, music directors, producers and associated industry practitioners (journalists/critics, advance representatives etc).

The AVTA also publishes Mixed Bag, a monograph series devoted to variety theatre and popular culture entertainment.

Source: http://ozvta.com/ (Sighted 23/06/2011)

Notes

  • Creator's note: The Australian Variety Theatre Archive (AVTA) went public on 10 May 2011, the 146th anniversary of the birth of Harry Clay.
  • The AVTA is archived at Pandora: Australia' Web Archive.

Contents

* Contents derived from the version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Edward Branscombe, Clay Djubal , 2008 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2008 AustLit entry
E. J. Carroll, Clay Djubal , 2008 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2008 AustLit entry.
F. M. Clark, Clay Djubal , 2005 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Harry Clay, Clay Djubal , 2011 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Condensed from Clay Djubal's MA thesis, "Harry Clay and Clay's Vaudeville Company, 1865-1939' (1998).
Percy R. Dix, Clay Djubal , 2007 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2007 AustLit entry
Ted Holland, Clay Djubal , 2006 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2006 AustLit entry.
Bert Howard, Clay Djubal , 1998 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Updated and expanded from the 1998 and 2005 versions.
Andy Kerr, Clay Djubal , 1998 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
John N. McCallum, Clay Djubal , 2007 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2007 AustLit entry.
Stanley McKay, Clay Djubal , 1998 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Harry Rickards, Clay Djubal , 2007 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2007 AustLit entry.
Harry Sadler, Clay Djubal , 1998 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Updated and expanded from the 1998 and 2005 versions.
Percy St John, Clay Djubal , 2011 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2007 AustLit entry
F. W. Thring, Clay Djubal , 2011 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Dan Tracey, Clay Djubal , 2005 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
J. C. Williamson, Clay Djubal , 2006 single work biography Section: Entrepreneurs
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2006 AustLit entry.
Australian Variety/Australian Variety and Show World, Clay Djubal , 2005 single work biography Section: Industry
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2006 AustLit "What Oh Tonight" (2005 Ph D) entries.
Everyone's, Clay Djubal , 2011- single work biography Section: Industry: Misc 2 - Media
Note: Expanded and updated from Clay Djubal's 'What Oh Tonight' (2005 Ph D) and Jill Julius Matthews' 2011 AustLit entry.
Fuller News, Clay Djubal , 2006 single work biography Section: Industry: Misc 2 - Media
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2006 AustLit entry.
The Theatre Magazine, Clay Djubal , 2010 single work biography Section: Industry: Misc 2 - Media
Note: Expanded and updated from the 2010 AustLit entry.

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First known date: 2011
Last amended 16 Jan 2015 12:14:46
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