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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 no. 58 2011 of Australasian Drama Studies est. 1982
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Cultural Stock-Taking: An Account of the Future, Marion Potts , 2011 single work criticism (p. 6-21)
The Ethics of Writing Performance from the Archive: The Case of Georgiana Molloy, Angela Campbell , 2011 single work criticism (p. 55-70)
The Sydney Trinity: Performance Space and the Creation of a ‘Matrix of Sensibility’, Gay McAuley , 2011 single work criticism
'Due to a combination of circumstances, the dominant theatre culture of Sydney takes place in what architects call „adaptive re-use‟ buildings. Most of the theatres of Sydney are located in disused industrial buildings, large and small: a livery stable, a factory, a boat shed, a finger wharf, a bond store, a railway repair shop. These are not the venues for one-off, site-specific productions but are, on the contrary, the location of Sydney‟s culturally consecrated mainstream theatre practice.' Source: Guy McAuley.
(p. 71-87)
New and Liquid Modernities in the Regions of Australia: Reading Ngurrumilmarrmiriyu [Wrong Skin], Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism
'Story-telling, autobiography, documentary and musical theatre are some of the ways in which Indigenous artists and theatre companies critique decades of invasion, dispossession, misrepresentation and silencing. Since the 1960s, Indigenous theatre and performance have represented diverse urban and regional perspectives on important historical and contemporary issues - especially the Stolen Generation, deaths in custody and land rights. These issues relate to the forced removal of "light-skinned‟ Aboriginal children from their families from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s, the disproportionate number of Indigenous deaths in police custody relative to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, and Indigenous claims for the recognition of prior occupation of the land and the award of Native Title. More recently, the impact of British nuclear testing at Maralinga in outback South Australia is explored in a new work, Ngapartji Ngapartji, that situates Indigenous experience within the wider context of the bombing of Hiroshima and the Cold War-led nuclear arms race of the 1950s and 1960s. Maryrose Casey and Helena Grehan have published thoughtful and challenging essays on the new political and aesthetic terrain uncovered in this performance. Ngapartji Ngapartji's linking of Maralinga and Hiroshima signifies a shift from a national to a more global perspective that is also reflected in the multi-cultural characters and cast. Critiques of the policies and practices of successive state and national governments give way in this work to a more international perspective reflecting the globalising forces of the contemporary era. The recent engagement with the global intensifies in two new Indigenous works at the 2010 Adelaide Festival: Tony Briggs' The Sapphires, a multi-cultural cast play which tells the story of an Indigenous "Motown‟ singing group that entertains the troops in Vietnam in the late 1960s, and Ngurrumilmarrmiriyu [Wrong Skin], which deals with global entertainment culture including hip-hop and Bollywood. By drawing out the global influences in Ngurrumilmarrmiriyu [Wrong Skin], this article discusses the issues of modernity, digital media, globalisation and identity in contemporary Indigenous theatre that look beyond the nation to the new horizons of the global.' Denise Varney.
(p. 212-227)
Reviews, Ian Maxwell , 2011 single work review
— Review of La Boite : The Story of an Australian Theatre Company Christine Comans 2009 single work criticism ;
(p. 253-255)

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