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William B. Gill : from the goldfields to Broadway

Author: Kurt Gänzl
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Forgotten stars of the musical theatre.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A colourful biography of William B. Gill, a famous musical-comedy playwright and comedy performer of the late 19th century who is now mostly forgotten, but who changed the course of American musical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William B Gill; William B Gill; William B Gill; William B Gill; William B Gill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Gänzl
ISBN: 0415937671 9780415937672
OCLC Number: 52830879
Description: xii, 294 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 24cm.
Contents: Who was Willie Gill? --
From the Goldfields to Melbourne (and Back Again) --
A Comic Star at Home --
On the Road to Calcutta --
Great Varieties and Greater Expectations --
A Sojourn in the American Goldfields --
A Broadway Debut and Colville's Folly Company --
Lots of Goblins and an International Hit --
Plays Made to Order --
Adonis --
One Failure After Another --
From Pantomime to Sentimental Comedy: Arcadia to Old Jed Prouty --
Star Vehicles --
Last Hits --
Final Curtain.
Series Title: Forgotten stars of the musical theatre.
Responsibility: Kurt Gänzl.

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