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    Vikki Jackson (Author)

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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. The present volume is a second edition.
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  • PDF | 75 pages
  • Vikki Jackson (Author)
  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing: New edition edition (1 Aug. 2010)
  • English
  • 10
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