The Australian Variety Theatre Archive: Popular Culture Entertainment 1850-1930

This site is devoted to the period of theatrical activity in Australia that might be considered the “golden years” of minstrelsy and vaudeville. There are two indexes available to facilitate searching:
• Index 1: People – Practitioners, Entrepreneurs, Stage Characters, Troupes/Companies etc.
• Index 2: Miscellaneous – Theatres/Venues, Organisations, Genres and Industry/Media etc.
These then link to any online biographies or other material. The following genres are covered:
• Burlesque
• Minstrelsy (including minstrels farces)
• Vaudeville
• Revue
• Revusical (one act musical comedies)
• Pantomime

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