Gags and Greasepaint: A Tribute to the Irish Fit-Ups

Gags and Greasepaint: A Tribute to the Irish Fit-Ups

by Vikki Jackson
     
 

This volume is a paean to the Revue, the Fit-Up and the fifty or more travelling roadshows which traversed the roads of Ireland during the heyday of the fit-ups, the decades prior to the Second World War. This book is a personal memoir of one of the goddesses of Irish repertory theatre-Vic (Victoria Loving) "the woman known as the Sequin Queen" as recounted by her

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This volume is a paean to the Revue, the Fit-Up and the fifty or more travelling roadshows which traversed the roads of Ireland during the heyday of the fit-ups, the decades prior to the Second World War. This book is a personal memoir of one of the goddesses of Irish repertory theatre-Vic (Victoria Loving) "the woman known as the Sequin Queen" as recounted by her granddaughter, one of the last of these travelling artistes. It is a celebration of Ireland's curtain up, and the five-and-nine, the fairground barker and the circus tober. It is a hymn to the artist whose home was the road and whose stage-wing voices lie hidden in the boarded-up hall and the abandoned outhouse. Listen up!-for one last garish display of the paint-glow, one final tread of the magic footboard.

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ISBN-13:
9781847185105
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
75

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