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Comic in Suspenders: Jim Sharman's Circus Worlds in The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show

Jurgens, Anna-Sophie


This article reframes an icon of twentieth-century cross-cultural folklore. It argues that the protagonist in The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show is both a hybrid of two types of comic entertainers and an example of the way the pantomime tradition travelled between England and Australia. By clarifying what original Rocky director, the Australian Jim Sharman, likes to call his "colourful past", and by exploring his many reflections on popular culture, this article maps out his relationship to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Australian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2018.1531051


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