Visual Ephemera: Theatrical Art in Nineteenth-century Australia

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UNSW Press, 2000 - 227 pages
Tracing the history of theatrical arts in 19th-century Australia, this book documents varieties of visual culture that until now have remained unrecorded or been dismissed as irrelevant to the history of Australian art.
 

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Contents

Clarifying Painting
3
Clarifying Australian Painting
9
Lighting Up the Town or How We Made a Spectacle
22
Posing as Painting
59
Dressing Up in HandMeDowns
85
The Emperors New Clothes or How Others See Us
102
Happy Hybridity or Shotgun Marriage?
123
An Antipodean Perspective
136
A Pantomime Culture or How Sleeping Beauty
153
Conclusion
188
Select Bibliography
220
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