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When London Calls The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain

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ISBN-10: 0521629780

ISBN-13: 9780521629782

Edition: 1999

Authors: Stephen Alomes

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For thousands of young Australians the tearful dockside farewell was a rite of passage as they boarded ships bound for London. For some the journey was an extended holiday, but for many actors, painters, musicians, writers and journalists, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfilment. This book is a collective biography of those people who found themselves categorised as expatriates - people such as Leo McKern, Dame Joan Sutherland, Barry Tuckwell, Don Banks, Phillip Knightley, John Pilger, Peter Porter, Richard Neville, Jill Neville and 'megastars' Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James. The book tells of choices they made about career and…    
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction - Going away
An Australian theatre or a career on stage?
Sydney or Fleet Street
Musical directions
Patterns of discovery: artists
Patterns of exploration: writers
Grander stages: New seasons for Australian playwrights and actors
Long and winding musical roads: the careers of Australian expatriates and Australian music
The yellow brick road to the land of OZ...and beyond
Journalists' journeys
Crucible to firmament: Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James and the Expatriate Search for Fame
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