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Title Theatres of war : wartime entertainment & the Australian experience / curators: Carolyn Laffan and Margaret Marshall.

Published Melbourne : The Arts Centre Melbourne, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank SpC  781.599 The  3 HR LOAN  NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 1 folded sheet : illustrations ; 30 x 84 cm folded to 30 x 21 cm
Summary Theatres of War explores the transformative power of performance in bringing people together, lifting spirits and offering a form of escapism during times of great adversity. Rare objects, photographs, posters, letters and more are used to tell stories ranging from concert party performers on the Western Front, female impersonators and opera singers in the jungles of New Guinea, to pop stars bringing music from home to Vietnam. Items are drawn primarily from Arts Centre Melbourne's Performing Arts Collection, as well as the Australian War Memorial and private collections. Theatres of War introduces many untold stories of bravery, daring, sadness and joy across the history of Australia's involvement in conflicts over the past 100 years.
Other author Laffan, Carolyn, curator.
Marshall, Margaret, curator.
Arts Centre (Melbourne, Vic.), host institution.
Subject Soldiers -- Recreation -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
War songs -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Patriotic music -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music -- Exhibitions.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Songs and music -- Exhibitions.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Songs and music -- Exhibitions.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Songs and music -- Exhibitions.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Songs and music -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Wartime entertainment and the Australian experience.