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[Wirth, May (circus & vaudeville performer) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 7339643
Format BookBook [text, still image, sheet, volume]
Description folder 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.

Full contents Program for Carl Hagenbeck's Wonder Zoo & Big Circus at Olympia London, Christmas 1913-14, under the direction of Charles B. Cochran. Features circus performances featuring May Wirth, billed as "The Amazing Australian Equestrienne - the only lady performing backward and forward somersaults on a bareback horse". 
Biography/History

May Wirth (6 June 1894 – 18 October 1978) was an Australian circus and vaudeville performer famous for her ability to do somersaults and vaulting on a moving horse. She was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, into circus life, and was inducted to the Circus Hall of Fame as a bareback rider in 1963. [Source: Wikipedia]

Subjects Wirth, May, 1894-1978 -- Miscellanea.  |  Hagenbeck, Carl, 1844-1913 -- Miscellanea.  |  Women circus performers -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Circus -- History -- Miscellanea.  |  Vaudeville -- History -- Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian
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