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[Stewart, Nellie (actor/singer) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 3531351
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

Eleanor Towzey (Nellie) Stewart (20 November 1858 – 21 June 1931) was an Australian actress and singer, known as "Our Nell" and "Sweet Nell". Born into a theatrical family, Stewart began acting as a child. As a young woman, she built a career playing in operetta and Gilbert and Sullivan operas. In the mid-1880s, she began a long relationship with the theatrical manager, George Musgrove. In the 1890s, Stewart had fewer successful roles. Overwork had taken a toll on her voice, and she took several years off from performing. In 1902, Stewart had one of her greatest successes in the title role in Sweet Nell of Old Drury, and found another success at the end of the decade in Sweet Kitty Bellairs. After this, she continued to perform in both comedy and drama, and worked in theatre management, through the 1920s.

Subjects Stewart, Nellie, 1858-1931 -- Miscellanea.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Singers -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs -- Australia  |  Performing arts -- Australia  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia
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