|Title:||Entrepreneurs, empires and pantomimes : J. C. Williamson's pantomime productions as a site to review the cultural construction of an Australian theatre industry, 1882 to 1914|
|Authors:||Fantasia, Josephine Vita|
|Keywords:||J. C. Williamson Theatres.|
Pantomime -- Australia.
Theatre -- Australia -- History.
Theatre -- Production and direction
|Publisher:||University of Sydney.|
Department of English
|Abstract:||'Entrepreneurs, Empires and Pantomimes' examines how Williamson influenced the form and content of one theatrical genre within his theatrical empire between 1882 and 1914. As the frontispiece signals in spectacular fashion, the pantomime was a vitally popular dramatic form. I believe that my findings have serious implcations for the formation of an Australian theatre industry with regard to the 'development'of Australian drama. Ironically, as J.W. Gough points out in 'The Rise of the Entrepreneur' (1969), the word 'entrepreneur' first appeared in the 'Oxford English Dictionary' in 1897 as referring to "the director or manager of a public musical institution: one who 'gets up' entertainments, especially musical performances."|
|Description:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this thesis.|
|Type of Work:||PhD Doctorate|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
|01frontFantasia.pdf||1.26 MB||Adobe PDF|
|02 Ch.1Fantasia.pdf||9.47 MB||Adobe PDF|
|03 Ch.2Fantasia.pdf||5.77 MB||Adobe PDF|
|04 Ch.3Fantasia.pdf||4.84 MB||Adobe PDF|
|05 Ch.4Fantasia.pdf||6 MB||Adobe PDF|
|06 1AppendFantasia.pdf||1.28 MB||Adobe PDF|
|07 2AppendFantasia.pdf||1.06 MB||Adobe PDF|
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