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Gags and Greasepaint: A Tribute to the Irish "Fit-Ups" (Hardback)
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Gags and Greasepaint: A Tribute to the Irish "Fit-Ups" (Hardback)

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Hardback 75 Pages / Published: 01/04/2008
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781847185105
Number of pages: 75
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 212 x 148 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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