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Is part of The Great Australian Plays Julian Meyrick , 2016 series - author criticism (number 10 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 When the Cultural Cringe Abated : Australian Drama in the 1970s
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'If Australian drama came of age in the 1940s and 1950s, in the 1970s it reached full maturity. More work by more playwrights by more companies for larger audiences: this is the basic narrative of the period. The AusStage database indicates that between 1970 and 1979, local productions of Australian plays more than doubled. And if the standard of that drama could be variable, there is no doubting the craft, intelligence and audacity of its peak achievements.' (Introduction)

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