Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilisation : Backstage with Barry Humphries
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.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 160 x 236.2 x 33mm | 589.68g
- 17 Oct 1991
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
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.