Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation

backstage with Barry Humphries
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Humphries, B
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John Lahr is one of the most celebrated critics of the performing arts. Winner of Britain's Roger Machell Award for the best writing about public performance, Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation is an insider's account of a great clown and a great act.

It takes us backstage at London's Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, with Barry Humphries, and into the weird Cited by: 3. John Lahr is one of the most celebrated critics of the performing arts. Winner of Britain's Roger Machell Award for the best writing about public performance, Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation is an insider's account of a great clown and a great act.4/5.

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Lahr (Automatic Vaudeville,etc.), in British tonalities never learned from his father, offers an overwrought backstage bio of a comedian largely unappreciated this side of the Pond.

Self-proclaimed mega-star Dame Edna Everage (My Gorgeous Life, ) is a confidante of royals and a hobnobber with international glitterati. Surely, there's nothing like this Dame, with her Author: John Lahr.

According to John Lahr’s book, Dame Edna Everage is renowned enough to compare with Western Civilization. “Dame Edna and the Rise of Western Civilisation” traces the creation of the mega-star herself and Barry Humphries journey to Edna and consequently Edna’s journey from dim housewife to Superstar.

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Dame Edna Everage and the rise of Western civilisation: backstage with Barry Humphries. [John Lahr] -- An insider's account of a great clown and a great act. Lahr takes us backstage at London's Theatre Royal with Barry Humphries, and into the weird and wonderful world of his show-stopping.

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"SOME OF THIS IS TRUE": TWICE INSCRIBED BY BARRY HUMPHRIES/DAME EDNA (HUMPHRIES, Barry, real name of DAME EDNA) LAHR, John.

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Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation. Backstage with Barry Humphries. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (). Octavo, original half purple cloth, original dust jacket. $ John Lahr has been writing about theatre and popular culture for The New Yorker since He is the author of sixteen books, among them NOTES ON A COWARDLY LION: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERT LAHR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, and SHOW AND TELL/5(6).

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AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION. BACKSTAGE WITH BARRY HUMPHTIES. by JOHN LAHR. HC/DJ 1st ed pages. About the Book. In five dexterously argued chapters, John Lahr investigates all the major plays and many of Noël Coward's lesser-known pieces.

Hay Fever, Private Lives, and Design for Living, for instance, make a fascinating group of "Comedies of Bad Manners."Blithe Spirit and Relative Values raise the "Ghost in the Fun Machine."And Lahr explores the "politics. Lahr has written sixteen books, among them the novels The Autograph Hound () and Hot to Trot (), and the nonfiction Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr (California, ), Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation (California, ), Light Fantastic: Adventures in Theater (), and The Orton Diaries /5(2).The McCallum Theatre announced today that the international sensation and Valley audience favorite band Pink Martini will headline its annual fundraising gala to .Dame Edna is the subject of an important study by the theatre historian and New Yorker critic, John Lahr - Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation.