Dance Words (Choreography And Dance Studies Series) Valerie Preston-Dunlop

ISBN: 9783718656011

Published: July 1st 1995

Hardcover

707 pages


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Dance Words (Choreography And Dance Studies Series)  by  Valerie Preston-Dunlop

Dance Words (Choreography And Dance Studies Series) by Valerie Preston-Dunlop
July 1st 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 707 pages | ISBN: 9783718656011 | 8.22 Mb

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, countless distinguished writers made the long and arduous voyage across the seas to Australia. They came to give lecture tours and make money, to sort out difficult children sent here to be out of the way- for health, for science, to escape demanding spouses back home, or simply to satisfy a sense of adventure.In 1890, for example, Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny arrived at Circular Quay after a dramatic sea voyage only to be refused entry at the Victoria, one of Sydneys most elegant hotels.

Stevenson threw a tantrum, but was forced to go to a cheaper, less fussy establishment. Next day, the Victorias manager, recognising the famous author from a picture in the paper, rushed to find Stevenson and beg him to return.

He did not.In Brief Encounters, renowned author and speaker Susannah Fullerton examines a diverse array of writers including Charles Darwin, Rudyard Kipling, Stevenson, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, DH Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, HG Wells, Agatha Christie and Jack London to discover what they did when they got here, what their opinion was of Australia and Australians, how the public and media reacted to them, and how their future works were shaped or influenced by this country.



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