Sydney: Currency Press in association with the National Library of Australia, 1996.
This manuscript lay undiscovered for eighty years from 1913 to 1993.
'As Nicholas Pounder tells it elsewhere in this volume, the story of the survival and reappearance of the manuscript of The Romance of the Sydney Stage is in itself a highly romantic one. Written in the first decade of the twentieth century, forgotten for most of the intervening years, it will finally achieve print close to the century’s end. It was the work of two Sydney journalists, one of whom, Humphrey Hall, was also an unsuccessful playwright. While Hall’s vast collection of theatrical memorabilia has been lost to us, much of its essence is preserved in the pages of this book.’ Foreword, Elizabeth Webby, Professor of Australian Literature, University of Sydney.
Published here for the first time, "Romance of the Sydney Stage" details the excitement and intrigue of nineteenth century Australian theatre.
Quarto, black & white illustrations; blue cloth, fine copy with near fine dust-jacket.