Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Radical Visions 1968-2008: The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama is about a generation of Australian playwrights who came of age in the sixties. This important book shows how international trends in youth radicalism and cultural change at the time contributed to the rise of interest in alternative theatre and drama in a number of locations. It follows the career of Australia's major playwrights - Alma De Groen, Jenny Kemp, Richard Murphet, John Romeril, Stephen Sewell and David Willamson, whose early plays were first performed at La Mama and the Pram Factory theatres in Melbourne in the sixties and seventies and who continue to make new work. The book's dual purpose is to examine the impact of the sixties on playwriting and update the scholarship on the contemporary works with close readings of the plays of the nineties and the first decade of the twenty-first century. By analysing the recent plays, the book traces the continuing impact of left wing politics and cultural change on Australian theatre and society.' Source: www.rodopi.nl (Sighted 25/07/2011).

Contents

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Rodopi , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Williamson in the Howard Years, Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism (p. 79-126)
John Romeril : The Asian Australian Journey, Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism (p. 127-147)
Richard Murphet and the Wounded Subject, Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism (p. 175-208)
Jenny Kemp - On the Edge, Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism (p. 209-238)
Stephen Sewell and the State of the Nation, Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism (p. 239-266)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Rodopi , 2011 .
      Extent: 294p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-284) and index.
      ISBN: 9789042033542
      Series: y Australian Playwrights Australian Playwrights : A Series of Monographs and Video Programmes Peta Tait (editor), Rodopi (publisher), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1987- Z1322500 1987 series - publisher

      'The aims of the series are:
      i) to contribute to the interpretation, critical analysis, promotion, and wider understanding of Australian drama in Australia and overseas;
      ii) to pursue a scholarly investigation through monographs which could include either an overview of a particular playwright and a critical analysis of his/her plays or a study of a grouping in drama and theatre including writers for performance within a unifying framework;
      iii) to illustrate and personalise the study of drama and theatre within Australia and overseas, especially for students.

      'Each monograph provides an in-depth study aimed at furthering knowledge of Australian drama and therefore Australian culture with reference to primary and secondary sources.'

      Source: Rodopi website, http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=AP
      Sighted07/11/2006

      Number in series: 13

Works about this Work

Reviews Gorkem Acaroglu , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 60 2012; (p. 238-241)

— Review of Radical Visions 1968-2008 : The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama 2011 selected work criticism
Reviews Gorkem Acaroglu , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 60 2012; (p. 238-241)

— Review of Radical Visions 1968-2008 : The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama 2011 selected work criticism
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