Judith Anderson 1897-1992: Voice and Emotion in the Making of an International Star [ 2005 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Prof DA Deacon

Brief description Australian-born Dame Judith Anderson was considered one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. Renowned for her thrilling voice and portrayal of deep emotion and illicit sexuality and power, she influenced how women looked, spoke, and felt from the early 1920s through her roles on Broadway and in Hollywood films. This biography will preserve and make accessible a valuable part of our cultural heritage. It will give Australians and Americans a better understanding of the two-way cultural relationship between their two countries. It will help place Australian scholarship at the cutting edge of historical research on twentieth century auditory culture.

Funding Amount $165,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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