y Australasian Drama Studies periodical issue   assertion
Alternative title: ADS
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 no. 42 April 2003 of Australasian Drama Studies est. 1982
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Believing Two Things at Once, Michael Gurr , 2003 single work essay (p. 3-13)
Zimbabwe and Woomera 2001i"Eleven fires", Michael Gurr , 2001 single work poetry (p. 12)
Collaboration and Community, Nick Enright , 2003 single work essay (p. 14-25)
Introduction to Citizen X, Jane R. Goodall , 2003 single work criticism (p. 26-29)
Citizen X, Sidetrack Performance Group , 2003 single work drama

'Imagine if your destiny was to abandon your country, many of your family, all that was precious, in order to save your life and the lives of those you love.

Elections have been fought over them, the newspapers are full them. We know them by their labels - asylum seekers, detainees, and queue jumpers. We know of their attempts to gain our attention - suicides, hunger strikes, breakouts. But what do we know of their humanity, the situations they have fled or the ordeals they continue to endure?Some Australians have reached out and made contact by writing to detainees. The letters they have received in response make up the basis of the script of CITIZEN X.'

Source: Playbill introduction.

(p. 31-56)
Guerillas in Our Midst : Contemporary Australian Guerilla Performance and the Poststructural Community, Rebecca Caines , 2003 single work criticism (p. 75-90)
Roy Rene 'Mo' : Australian Clown or Monarch of the Mob?, Kathy Leahy , 2003 single work biography (p. 91-111)
Roy Rene 'Mo' : Australian Clown or Monarch of the Mob?, Kath Leahy , 2003 single work criticism
Examines the relationship between 'Mo' (the stage character which made Roy Rene famous) and the dominant codes of masculinity, class, ethnicity and cultural legitimacy which shaped him.
(p. 91-111)
Black and Tran : A Comedy that Laughs in the Face of Racism?, Helena Grehan , 2003 single work criticism
'This article seeks to ask whether the comedy Black & Tran, which ewas framed and marketed as a comedy that would raise issues about racism and representation, failed to intervene in the very debates that it proposed to address. These debates concerning issues of culture, belonging and identity are crucial both within the Australian context and more broadly at a time of such serious global instability. While the intentions of the performers/creators were to challenge the status quo and broaden the parameters of discussion, I believe that the use of particular comic strategies ... all worked to dilute the political power of Black & Tran and resulted in an evening of slapstick entertainment rather than one of biting satire.' (112)
(p. 112-122)
Black Chicks Talking : An Interview with Leah Purcell, Lynne Bradley (interviewer), 2003 single work interview (p. 138-145)
The Desire to Affirm and Challenge : An Interview with Hannie Rayson, Denise Varney (interviewer), 2003 single work interview (p. 146-160)
Hannie Rayson's Life after George : Theatrical Intervention and Public Intellectual Discourse, Denise Varney , 2003 single work criticism
This article 'reflects on issues raised by Life after George as an intervention in the public debate on education and as an instance of the way theatre continues to function as a critical site' (162). It argues that the performance of the play on the stages of five state theatres and numerous regional centres constitues a 'significant contribution to public intellectual discourse on a matter of importance to culture and society', and that the play 'examines the crisis in education and the future of knowledge and learning from a feminist perspective that offers a significant and so far underplayed dimension to the debate' (163).
(p. 161-176)
Untitled, Ronaldo Morelos , 2003 single work review
— Review of 3 Plays by Asian Australians Tạ Bình Duy Anna Yen Indija N. Mahjoeddin 2000 selected work drama ;
(p. 177-180)
Untitled, David Carnegie , 2003 single work review
— Review of O Brave New World 2001 anthology criticism drama ;
(p. 183-185)
Untitled, Rachel Fensham , 2003 single work review
— Review of Mapping Cultural Identity in Contemporary Australian Performance Helena Grehan 2001 single work criticism ;
(p. 187-189)
Untitled, Veronica Kelly , 2003 single work review
— Review of Siting the Other : Re-Visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama 2001 anthology criticism ;
(p. 189-193)
Untitled, Rebecca Schneider , 2003 single work review
— Review of Body Show/s : Australian Viewings of Live Performance 2000 single work criticism ;
(p. 198-201)

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