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Little Jack Sheppard : introducing those deservedly popular artistes, Miss Fanny Robina, Mr E.W. Royce, Mr W. Warde and Mr Charles Brown, supported by the talented and full burlesque company from the Opera House, Melbourne / written by H.P. Stephens and W. Yardley
Bib ID 6189469
Format BookBook
Author
Stephens, Henry Pottinger
 
Description Sydney : I. Roff, Advertising Contractor, [1887] 
64 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 
Biography/History

The music hall “masher” (male impersonator) and burlesque pioneer Fanny Robina (1862-1927) was the daughter of the music hall duo of George Newman (1826-1871) and Jennie Mortimer (1837-1874), known as the Australian nightingale, who began their career together in the 1850s on the Australian goldfields. They later toured England, where Fanny was born and started performing with her parents before her third birthday. After the early death of her parents, Fanny continued to perform solo in England and with her older sister Florrie, who was born in Australia. Fanny spent two years in Australia from 1886 to 1888 before returning to England for the remainder of her career.

Charles Melton Walcot first performed as Charles Brown, but later resumed his own name.

Notes

At head of title: Criterion Theatre, Sydney.

"Monday (Boxing Night), Dec. 27th, 1887, and every evening."

"Re-production in Sydney by Messrs. Brough and Boucicault's Company of the great London Gaiety success, a new 3-act operatic and dramatic extravaganza."

Library's copy has an albumen print photographic portrait of Miss Fanny Robina mounted on the cover.

Subjects Musicals - Librettos.  |  Pantomimes - Librettos.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Yardley, William, 1849-1900  |  Cunard, A. L  |  Robina, Fanny, 1862-1927  |  Royce, E. W. (Edward William), 1841-1926  |  Warde, Willie, 1857-1943  |  Walcot, Charles Melton, 1840-1921  |  Brough, Robert, 1857-1906  |  Boucicault, Dion, 1859-1929  |  Criterion Theatre (Sydney, N.S.W.)  |  Opera House (Melbourne, Vic.)  |  Gaiety Theatre (London, England)
Also Titled

Little Jack Sheppard : as given by Messrs, Brough and Boucicault's Company, from the Opera House, Melbourne : acting manager, Mr. A.L. Cunard


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