Elisabeth is a founding member of the Victoria Theatres Trust. Her series Pets of the Public was a regular feature of On Stage from 1999 to 2005, looking at “forgotten” nineteenth century performers. She continues to contribute articles for the THA website, and from 2018 has been editor of the THA Newsletter. As a theatrical historian and biographer she assisted Viola Tait with her book on pantomime – Dames, Principal Boys…and All That (published by Macmillan in 2001) and also worked with her on her memoirs I Have a Song to Sing (published by THA in 2018). Elisabeth has also undertaken research for the Riley/Hailes Scrapbook and JCW Scene Books projects. Most recently she has been working on the Falk Studios album project including acting as editor of The Falk Studios book (published by THA in 2021).
American actress. Née Jessie McDermott. Born 5 February 1868, Rockland, Maine, USA. Daughter of Thomas Dermot (sea captain) and Adelaide Hall. Sister of Gertrude Elliott (actress). Married (1) Unknown, (2) Nat C Goodwin (actor), 1898 (div. 1908). Died 5 March 1940, Cannes, France.
On stage in America and England from 1890. Founded the Maxine Elliott Theatre on Thirty-Ninth Street in New York in 1908.
English actress. Née Rose Bryer. Born 29 January 1844, Brighton, England. Sister of Willie Edouin (actor). Married G.B.W. Lewis (manager). Died 24 August 1925, Harrogate, England, aged 80.
On stage in Australia, India, China and England from 1851. In Melbourne, 1857-1864, India, 1867-1876, Melbourne, 1876-1907, and England in 1907-1925. Performed in comedy, drama, burlesque, pantomime, etc. Also teacher of elocution. See Circus and Stage by Mimi Colligan.
German conductor. Né Herman Richard Eckhold. Born 1855, Schandau, Saxony, Germany.
Worked in Europe, England, South Africa, Australia and USA, notably as conductor of the Carl Rosa Opera Company and Quinlan Opera Company, touring Australia with the latter during the 1910s. In 1913, he conducted the first Ring Cycle in Australia. During WWI he was interned in England as an enemy alien.
Australian manager. Ex-boxer?
American operatic vocalist (soprano). Born 1829, New York, USA. Married Fred Lyster (vocalist). Died 9 December 1866, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
English-Australian actress. Born March 1846, London, England. Married Marcus Clarke (writer), 1869. Died December 1914, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Mother of Marian Marcus Clarke (actress).
Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page ? [not found].
In Australia, 1930.
Australian actress. Sister of Edmund Duggan and JP Duggan. Married William Anderson (producer), 1898. Died 2 November 1936. Mother of Mary Anderson.
On stage in Australia from 1890, notably as leading lady in William Anderson’s dramatic company.
French-Canadian operatic vocalist (tenor).
Visited Australia during 1910s.