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Kate Howarde presents in the Big Marquee next to Cessnock Hotel, Vaudeville
Bib ID 7790556
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Printer Ryde, NSW : F.S. Pacey and Son, Printers
Description [Cessnock, NSW?] : [Kate Howarde Company?], [1936] 
1 poster : colour ; 101 x 38.1 cm 
Summary

A letterpress printed broadside for a travelling vaudeville show featuring a wide variety of performers, in Cessnock, New South Wales. Printed in horizontally hand-rolled red, blue and green ink. The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, 12 May 1936, page 3 noted that “The show will be staged on the most up to date lines, embodying the best features of American and English presentations seen by Miss Howarde on her world tour. The prices of admission are 1/, 1/6 and 2/. Children half price. Seats may be reserved for 2/6 at A. Tinkler's Barber Shop, where the plans are now open” (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99397545, accessed 9 July 2018).

Biography/History

Actor, theatrical entrepreneur, playwright and cinema pioneer Kate Howarde (1864-1939) brought live theatre to generations of rural audiences over her long career, and was the first woman in Australia to direct a feature film, Possum Paddock (1921), based on her highly successful play, which opened in Sydney in 1919 after previously touring country areas. Reference: Ina Bertrand, 'Howarde, Catherine Clarissa (Kate) (1864–1939)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/howarde-catherine-clarissa-kate-12993/text23469, accessed online 9 July 2018.

Notes

Caption title.

At head of title: News - News.

Text continues: With the following gorgeous array of talent: Gladys Small, singer, musician, sketch artist; Maxwell Carew, specially imported protean artist, singer & dancer from Alhambra and Palace Theatres, London; Poppy Evelyn, soulbrette, comedienne, raconteur; Gordon Fayre, dancer, singer, card delineator; Ray Lister, tap expert, dancer; Delaney Bros., direct from White Horse Inn - J.C.W. [the most novel and triumphant act on the Australian stage]. Specially selected corps of pretty girls comprise the Great Beauty Ballet. first appearance of the unique eccentric comedian Dusty Dale. Supported in spectacular presentations by William Stewart and Anise Alwyn, included in this gigantic combination, specially engaged The Three Ardinis, marvellous acrobats, hand balancers, contortionists, from Tivoli, Sydney. Card– In presenting this mammoth organisation of headline acts, it is my hope to present a continuous season of front rank vaudeville with a weekly change of popular performers. With your esteemed cooperation this will be my considered policy. Yours sincerely, Kate Howard. Watch for further announcements. Popular prices.

National Library of Australia's copy has old folds and slight stains. Linen-backed.

Subjects Howarde, Kate, 1864-1939 -- Posters.  |  Vaudeville -- New South Wales -- Cessnock -- Posters.  |  Theatrical posters, Australian -- New South Wales -- Cessnock.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Howarde, Kate, 1864-1939  |  Kate Howarde Company, issuing body  |  F. S. Pacey and Son, printer
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Commencing Friday, May 15, Australia's author-manageress Kate Howarde presents in the Big Marquee next to Cessnock Hotel, Vaudeville...

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