The Australian Variety Theatre Archive has recently published four new pages.
Fads and Fashions
Provides insights into aspects of popular culture production that were influenced by or which in turn influenced the Australian variety stage. Includes dances, flappers, tango teas, sporting and physical culture fads etc.
Presents overviews and/or historical data relevant to significant and influential oversees practitioners whose association with Australia (and New Zealand) was brief.
Orchestras and Bands
A section focusing on music ensembles, including orchestras, pit bands and jazz bands, that provided accompaniment to various forms of variety theatre production – notably vaudeville, burlesques, revues, revusicals.
Operas, operettas, plays with music and other Australian-written “legitimate” music theatre works that were written by dramatists, librettists and composers who had an association with variety theatre. Also includes works which catered fro the broader public but which are not generally considered popular culture.