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[Asche, Oscar (actor) : theatre programmes, etc. / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 1974133
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Description 1900-1959 
1 box 
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Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Collection of programmes reflecting his 40 year career in the English theatre. Includes some journal articles, ephemera and filmography.

Biography/History

Asche was born in Geelong, January 24, 1871. His career began in London, 1893 and by 1904 he and his actress wife Lily Brayton formed a company. In 1907 they leased His Majesty's Theatre and produced, directed and acted in many innovative interpretations of Shakespeare. He toured Australia successfully three times in 1909-1910, 1911-1912 and 1922-1924. He is best remembered as the author of the musical Chu Chin Chow which ran for five years between 1916 and 1921 modelled on Kismet where he played Hajj. He directed another successful musical the Maid of the Mountains.

Notes

Associated photographs available through the Pictures Reading Room and biographical cuttings through the Petherick Reading Room, National Library of Australia.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid. 
Subjects Asche, Oscar, - 1871-1936.  |  Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton Company.  |  Actors - Australia - Miscellanea.  |  Actors - Great Britain - Miscellanea.
Form/genre Theater programs  |  Theater programs
Other authors/contributors Asche, Oscar, 1871-1936  |  Brayton, Lily, 1876-1953  |  Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton Company

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