GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN THE AVTA
(Pre-1930s Australian Variety Industry Specific)
The list of definitions presented via the link below relate to variety entertainment terms used within the industry between 1850 and 1930 and which are also used throughout the AVTA.
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The glossary focuses primarily on burlesque, follies, minstrelsy, pantomime revue and revusical.
For additional glossary terms see Valantyne Napier’s
Glossary of Terms Used in Variety, Vaudeville, Revue and Pantomime 1880-1960 (1996).