Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

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). 

Monday, 01 May 2017

DYER, Tom (fl. 1900s)

Australian manager. Ex-boxer?

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 212.

Monday, 01 May 2017

DURAND, Rosalie (1829-1866)

American operatic vocalist (soprano). Born 1829, New York, USA. Married Fred Lyster (vocalist). Died 9 December 1866, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Monday, 01 May 2017

DUNN, Marian (1846-1914)

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].

Monday, 01 May 2017

DUNN, John (fl. 1930s)

English violinist.

In Australia, 1930.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 245.

Monday, 01 May 2017

DUGGAN, Eugenie (1872-1936)

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.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 281.

Monday, 01 May 2017

DUFAULT, Paul (fl. 1910s)

French-Canadian operatic vocalist (tenor).

Visited Australia during 1910s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 217.

Monday, 01 May 2017

DONDI, Enrico (fl. 1870s)

Italian operatic vocalist (bass).

Visited Australia for WS Lyster in 1870s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Italian conductor. Né Roccantonio de Gilio. Died 11 July 1920, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, aged 51.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 284.

Italian operatic vocalist (tenor).

In Australia for WS Lyster’s Opera Company during 1870s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Monday, 01 May 2017

DAY, Philip (1844-1887)

English actor. Né Samuel Phillips Day. Born 1844, Cork, Ireland, the son of the Rev. Samuel Phillips Day (1818-1885) and his wife Julia Maria Day. Married Emily Moorhead. Died 3 December 1887, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, aged 42.

On stage in England and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 93, 205.

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