A country girl. Book by James T. Tanner; lyrics by Adrian Ross; music by Lionel Monckton. (J.C. Williamson Ltd.). His Majesty’s Theatre, Dunedin, Apr. 4, 1904.
Cases 6-7 feature light opera and musical entertainments by the touring company of J.C. Williamson Ltd. It was for nearly a century the dominant theatrical agency in Australasia, owning and leasing many theatres, and touring a succession of notable actors, singers and dancers. Founded in 1879 by American-born James Cassius Williamson (1845-1913), the company became known for its spectacular, large-scale productions. After Williamson died, the company continued to thrive, producing operas, musical comedy, plays, pantomimes and other entertainments at many theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand until 1976.