y Australasian Drama Studies periodical   assertion
Alternative title: ADS
Date: 1982-1985
Date: 1985-2001
Date: 2001-2005
Date: Jun 2006
Date: 2006 Note: Number 48 (April)
Issue Details: First known date: 1982; Latest issue indexed: 2016 1982
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Before 1982, no journal devoted to the study of Australian drama was available and very few established journals provided space for serious discussion. In response to this situation, Richard Fotheringham, Veronica Kelly and Jeremy Ridgman produced the first issue of Australasian Drama Studies in October 1982.

Aiming to 'chart all the patterns of academic research and theatrical practice in Australia and New Zealand', the editors of Australasian Drama Studies have encouraged a wide variety of research areas. Following the belief that 'people cannot know what they are capable of if they forget what they were able to do in the past', many articles on the history of theatre in Australia and New Zealand have been published. In addition Australasian Drama Studies has published articles on performance studies in Australia, circus, puppetry, Aboriginal performance, women's theatre, gay, lesbian and queer theatre, community theatre, interculturalism and dance and physical theatre.

Despite the journal's title, articles and special issues have focused on the dramatic traditions of other countries and regions such as Ireland, Canada and South East Asia. Contributors also are drawn from many overseas countries. In addition to academic articles, Australasian Drama Studies regularly publishes contributions from the profession in the form of speeches, interviews and roundtable discussions, asserting itself as the voice of theatre studies in Australia.

Since 2001, the journal has been sponsored by the Australasian Drama Studies Association, providing a secure foundation on which to develop future research.

Notes

  • Australasian Drama Studies is an independent publication, and is not the official publication of the Australasian Drama Studies Association (later Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies).

    [Source: Australasian Drama Studies Vol. 1, No. 1 October 1982]

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1982

Works about this Work

ADS at Thirty : Three Decades of Australasian Drama, Theatre, Performance and Scholarly Research Richard Fotheringham , Rachel Forgasz , Laura Ginters , Mary Ann Hunter , Lisa Warrington , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 60 2012; (p. 6-19)
'Australasian Drama Studies was first published in October 1982, so this year, 2012, it celebrates its thirtieth birthday with this, its sixtieth issue. To celebrate this milestone, we decided to ask some Australasian theatre scholars - a couple of old hands and mid-career scholars and an early career researcher - to reflect on trends in theatre and performance in Australasia over the lifetime of the journal, developments in the reception of and scholarship about those trends, and the ways in which the journal has reflected them. This article begins with founding co-editor Richard Fotheringham's personal reminiscence of co-editing the journal in earlier days. It is followed by a conversation among four other scholars, contributors and readers with general editor, Geoffrey Milne.

Contributors refer several times to 'ADSA'; this is the acronym of the principal learned society for Australasian scholars of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. ADSA was begun in 1977 as the Australasian Drama Studies Association but - increasingly reflecting changes in the breadth of interests of its membership - the full name of the association was changed several years ago to the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. ADSA remains a generous and loyal sponsor of this journal and we are extremely grateful for its support and proud of our ongoing association with it.' Richard Fotheringham, Rachel Forgasz, Laura Ginters, Mary Ann Hunter, Lisa Warrington and Geoffrey Milne.
ADS at Thirty : Three Decades of Australasian Drama, Theatre, Performance and Scholarly Research Richard Fotheringham , Rachel Forgasz , Laura Ginters , Mary Ann Hunter , Lisa Warrington , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 60 2012; (p. 6-19)
'Australasian Drama Studies was first published in October 1982, so this year, 2012, it celebrates its thirtieth birthday with this, its sixtieth issue. To celebrate this milestone, we decided to ask some Australasian theatre scholars - a couple of old hands and mid-career scholars and an early career researcher - to reflect on trends in theatre and performance in Australasia over the lifetime of the journal, developments in the reception of and scholarship about those trends, and the ways in which the journal has reflected them. This article begins with founding co-editor Richard Fotheringham's personal reminiscence of co-editing the journal in earlier days. It is followed by a conversation among four other scholars, contributors and readers with general editor, Geoffrey Milne.

Contributors refer several times to 'ADSA'; this is the acronym of the principal learned society for Australasian scholars of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. ADSA was begun in 1977 as the Australasian Drama Studies Association but - increasingly reflecting changes in the breadth of interests of its membership - the full name of the association was changed several years ago to the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. ADSA remains a generous and loyal sponsor of this journal and we are extremely grateful for its support and proud of our ongoing association with it.' Richard Fotheringham, Rachel Forgasz, Laura Ginters, Mary Ann Hunter, Lisa Warrington and Geoffrey Milne.

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 0810-4123
Frequency:
Two issues per year published in October and April.
Range:
1982-
Size:
21cm
Note:
Australasian Drama Studies was administered through the Department of English (1982-2000) and School of English Media Studies and Art History (2001-2005) at The University of Queensland. This role was taken over in 2006 by La Trobe University.
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