First Production In Australia Of “The Amazons”
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First Production In Australia Of “The Amazons”

1893. Letterpress and line block on fabric handbill, 18.9 x 12.4cm.

Text includes “Criterion Theatre [Sydney, NSW]. Sole lessees and managers, Mr Brough and Mr Boucicault. Acting manager and treasurer, Mr W.H. Wallace. An original farcical romance in three acts, by Arthur W. Pinero. (Now being played to crowded houses at the Court Theatre, London). Registered under Copyright Act of 1879.”

The Amazons, a play about three young ladies brought up as boys, featured actresses Lily Hanbury, Ellaline Terriss, and Australia’s Pattie Browne. Ref: The Daily Telegraph, 10.6.1893; SMH, 3.7.1893.

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Item #CL194-75

Price (AUD): $880.00  Other currencies

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