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1796 : the officer, the convicts and the theatre playbill [sound recording] : a National Library of Australia celebration, Wednesday 25 June, 2008
Bib ID 4469092
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
2 sound files (ca. 85 min.) 
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Full contents
  • Program: Bound for Botany, performed by Mr Warren Fahey
  • Welcome, Ms Jan Fullerton AO, Director General, National Library of Australia
  • Opening Address, His Excellency Mr Michael R. Leir, High Commissioner of Canada
  • From Botany Bay to the NLA: The 200 year odyssey of Australia's oldest printed document, Mr Andrew Sergeant, Rare Books Reference Librarian, National Library of Australia
  • Early Sydney, Mr David Malouf
  • The tradgedy of Jane Shore - an excerpt, written by Mr Nicholas Rowe (1714), read by Ms Amanda Muggleton
  • The Playbill in context: then and now, Dr Gillian Russell, Reader in English, The Australian National University
  • Meg of Wapping, Music and lyrics by Mr Charles Dibdin (1796), performed by Mr Ben Connor and Mr Alan Hicks, The Australian National University School of Music
  • Jack's the lad, Traditional, performed by Mr Alan Hicks, The Australian National University School of Music.
 
Notes

"1796: The Officer, the Convicts and the Theatre Playbill celebrated the Canadian Government's gift of a copy of a 1796 theatre playbill, which is the earliest surviving document printed in Australia. The event featured Dr Gillian Russell, from the Australian National University, talking about the significance of the playbill and of the role that theatre played in the early Australian colony; Amanda Muggleton performing a piece from the advertised play, The Tragedy of Jane Shore; and David Malouf giving a wider context to the document with a discussion of colonial life."

Recorded on June 25, 2008 at the National Library of Australia theatre, Canberra, A.C.T.

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 34 leaves) 
Subjects Playbills -- Australia.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Theater -- Australia -- History -- 18th century.
Other authors/contributors Fahey, Warren, Performer  |  Fullerton, Jan, Speaker  |  Leir, Michael R, Speaker  |  Sergeant, Andrew, Speaker  |  Malouf, David, 1934-, Speaker  |  Russell, Gillian, Speaker  |  Muggleton, Amanda, 1951-, Performer  |  National Library of Australia  |  Library and Archives Canada

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