This volume is a paean to the "Revue", the "Fit-Up" and the fifty or more travelling roadshows which traversed the roads of Ireland during the heyday of the "fit-ups", the decades prior to the Second World War. This book is a personal memoir of one of the "goddesses" of Irish repertory theatre-Vic (Victoria Loving)-the woman known as the "Sequin Queen"-as recounted by her granddaughter, one of the last of these travelling artistes. It is a celebration of Ireland's "curtain up", and the "five-and-nine", the fairground barker and the circus tober. It is a hymn to the artist whose home was the road and whose stage-wing voices lie hidden in the boarded-up hall and the abandoned outhouse. Listen up!-for one last garish display of the paint-glow, one final tread of the magic footboard. The present volume is a second edition.
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing ISBN: 9781443822565 Number of pages: 75 Weight: 236 g Dimensions: 212 x 148 mm Edition: Unabridged edition
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