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Is part of The Great Australian Plays Julian Meyrick , 2016 series - author criticism (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 What Are the Great Australian Plays? Refining Our Theatre Canon
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'You could say that a canonical play is one where you’re the problem if you don’t like it. The formula critical judgement + physical repetition = classic fixes its value ahead of time. A canonical play is never bad, only badly received. The job of the canon-upholding critic is to instruct the audience in How to Appreciate Culture.' (Introduction)

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