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[Brown, Bille (actor) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 3526846
Format BookBook
Description folders of programs and miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Material in the Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection consists of programs and related items for Australian performing arts organisations, Australian artists performing overseas, professional productions performed in Australia (including those featuring overseas performers) and overseas performances of Australian plays, music, etc.

Biography/History

Bille Brown AM (11 January 1952 – 13 January 2013) was an Australian stage, film and television actor and acclaimed playwright. He was born as William Gerald Brown in Queensland, and began his career in the early 1970s at Queensland Theatre Company, working alongside Geoffrey Rush. Bille Brown's career took him abroad to Britain, where he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), and was the first Australian commissioned to write and perform in their own play – The Swan Down Gloves. After a highly successful career in the United Kingdom Bille Brown returned to Australia to live permanently in 1996, and went on to have an outstanding career on stage and performed for many leading Australian theatre companies, including Queensland Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Marian St Theatre, La Boite and the Old Tote Theatre at the Sydney Opera House.

Notes

Further theatre programs featuring Bille Brown are located under separate PROMPT files for the Companies he appeared with, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Subjects Brown, Bille -- Miscellanea.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian
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