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Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation - Backstage with Barry Humphries

Lahr, John (Signed by Barry Humphreys)

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ISBN 10: 0747510210 / ISBN 13: 9780747510215
Published by Bloomsbury, London, 1991
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8vo (6" x 9 1/2") , 242pp. Vg++/vg++. Illustrated d/jkt, unclipped; very light wear. Dk green boards, clean and bright. ; b/w photos. ISBN 0747510210. First edition. A beautifully observed backstage account of Humphries' 1989 hit show at The Theatre Royal, in London's Drury Lane. Signed by Humphries (in silver felt) on the front of the d/jkt, and (in ink) on the title page.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11480

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Title: Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western ...

Publisher: Bloomsbury, London

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 1989, the author spent a month in the wings of the Theatre Royal watching Barry Humphries perform as Dame Edna Everage. What emerges in this title is an account of the act and a portrait of the comedian and his art.

About the Author:

John Lahr has been writing about theatre and popular culture for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author of sixteen books, among them NOTES ON A COWARDLY LION: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERT LAHR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, and SHOW AND TELL.

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