Some thoughts from Australian
actor and comedian, best known for his creation of Dame Edna
Barry Humphries, lover of music hall and variety,
and the creator and performer of Dame Edna Everage, often described
as "the Grand Dame", acknowledges that a significant
part of the craft of building a performance is to create a world
"that, however absurd, is utterly believable".
No matter what form a performance
takes the creation of a believable world seems to be one of the
Barry Humphries was interviewed
by Giles Brandreth for the London Telegraph and his article "Ain't
nothing like a dame" was reprinted in "The Age"in
Melbourne on Friday 16th June 2000.