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Papers of Edmund Duggan, circa 1900-circa 1919 [manuscript]
Bib ID 583959
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Duggan, Edmund, 1862?-1938
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1900-ca. 1919] 
2.33 m. (2 boxes) + 2 folio boxes + 1 map folio. 
Summary

MS 6304 comprises souvenir programs, photographs and four playscripts by Edmund Duggan and Bert Bailey. Also included is a collection of wigs and a torn photograph (1 box, 2 folio boxes, 1 map folio).

The Acc06.093 instalment comprises manuscript and typescript drafts of plays, primarily by Duggan, including: The squatter's daughter; The Southern Cross (Acts 2-5 only); The adventures of Lola Montez; The Eureka stockade, or, The fight for the standard; The Burke and Wills Expedition; My mate; A spirit of the bush, or, The birth of Australia; The man from outback; and, On our selection (1 box).

Biography/History

Actor, playwright, theatrical director and entrepreneur. Edmund Duggan was born in Lismore, Ireland, and, at the age of nine, migrated with his parents to Victoria. His early theatrical activity included the Roscians, an amateur Shakespeare society he founded in Melbourne. He went on to tour widely as an actor and with his own theatrical company. From 1900-1912 and 1917-1930, he was an actor and stage director for his brother-in-law, the theatrical manager, William Anderson. He also collaborated with actor Albert (Bert) Bailey, writing and adapting several works including the melodramas The squatter's daughter (1907) and The man from outback (1909). Some of their works were presented under the combined pseudonym of Albert Edmunds. In 1920, Duggan produced the Melbourne revival of On our selection, which had been first staged by Duggan and Bailey in 1912. As an actor Duggan favoured Irish and Jewish roles, and, in 1928, starred as Dad Rudd in The Rudd family, Steele Rudd's play he also directed. Duggan died in Melbourne in 1938.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6304, MS Acc06.093.

Subjects Duggan, Edmund, 1862?-1938 -- Archives.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Dramatists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Theatrical producers and directors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australian drama -- 20th century.  |  Theater -- Australia.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1900-1919 
Occupation Actors.  |  Dramatists.  |  Theatre producers and directors.  |  Entrepreneurs.
Other authors/contributors Bailey, Bert, 1868-1953
Exhibited Exhibited: Treasures Gallery, National Library of Australia, 16a April, 2016. 

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