When London Calls: The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain

When London Calls: The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain

by Stephen Alomes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521620317

ISBN-13: 9780521620314

Pub. Date: 10/11/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For many actors, painters, musicians and writers, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfillment. Drawing on the lives of people such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Jill Neville, Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James, this book explores the experience of being an expatriate in London in the creative and performing arts. It

Overview

For many actors, painters, musicians and writers, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfillment. Drawing on the lives of people such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Jill Neville, Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James, this book explores the experience of being an expatriate in London in the creative and performing arts. It is also a cultural history that traces shifts in the relationship between Australia and Britain, as the supposed colonial backwater began to develop its own national identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521620314
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/11/1999
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Leaving: 2. An Australian theatre or a career on stage?; 3. Sydney or Fleet Street?; 4. Musical directions; 5. Patterns of discovery: artists and writers; Part II. Climbing: 6. Grander stages; 7. Long and winding musical roads; 8. The yellow brick road to the land of OZ and beyond; 9. Journalists' journeys; 10. Crucible to firmament: Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James and the expatriate search for fame; Part III. Complicating … Solving: 11. Home and identity.

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