Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation

Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation : Backstage with Barry Humphries

4.04 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback
By (author) 

List price: US$23.72

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


In 1989, the author spent a month in the wings of the Theatre Royal watching Barry Humphries perform as Dame Edna Everage. What emerges in this title is an account of the act and a portrait of the comedian and his art.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 33mm | 589.68g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747510210
  • 9780747510215
  • 2,207,621

About John Lahr

John Lahr has been writing about theatre and popular culture for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author of sixteen books, among them NOTES ON A COWARDLY LION: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERT LAHR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, and SHOW AND TELL.
show more

Rating details

21 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 29% (6)
4 52% (11)
3 14% (3)
2 5% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X