The Resource Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation : backstage with Barry Humphries, by John Lahr

Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation : backstage with Barry Humphries, by John Lahr

Label
Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation : backstage with Barry Humphries
Title
Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation
Title remainder
backstage with Barry Humphries
Statement of responsibility
by John Lahr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An insider's account of a great clown and a great act. Lahr takes us backstage at London's Theatre Royal with Barry Humphries, and into the weird and wonderful world of his show-stopping creation--Dame Edna Everage. Dame Edna--a character so real to the public that her autobiography, My Gorgeous Life, appeared on the nonfiction list--actively invites speculation about reality and fantasy, male and female. Hilarious and malign, polite and rude, highbrow and very low, the character Barry Humphries inhabits is a bundle of contradictions. John Lahr, the son of another comic genius, takes us behind the scenes to investigate how a provincial dandy from Melbourne transformed himself into one of the most unlikely megastars of today. In showing the connection between Humphries's comedy and the life it parodies, Lahr goes beyond reportage to an exploration of the nature of comedy.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lahr, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3018.H85
LC item number
L34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humphries, Barry
  • Humphries, Barry
  • Comic, The
  • Komik
Label
Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation : backstage with Barry Humphries, by John Lahr
Link
https://archive.org/details/dameednaeverager00lahr_0
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374134563
Lccn
92002261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25630401
  • (OCoLC)ocm25630401
Label
Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation : backstage with Barry Humphries, by John Lahr
Link
https://archive.org/details/dameednaeverager00lahr_0
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374134563
Lccn
92002261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25630401
  • (OCoLC)ocm25630401

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