Circus and stage: the theatrical adventures of Rose Edouin and GBW Lewis

Author: Mimi Colligan
Price: $34.95
Publisher: Monash University Publishing in association with State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library

In Circus and stage, biographer Mimi Colligan presents a fascinating and lively account of two key players in Melbourne’s early theatrical history.

Utilising many Library collections, Colligan tells the stories of actress Rose Edouin, who founded the Academy of Music/Bijou Theatre in Bourke Street, and circus performer George Benjamin William Lewis, who brought the equestrian circus to Melbourne and opened the building that became the Princess Theatre.