'‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is a cultural history of the bushranger legend on stage and screen from colonial to contemporary Australia. It provides a detailed analysis of the mechanisms through which bushrangers became an indelible part of the Australian cultural consciousness.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Defining the Bushranger Legend;
Part 1: Establishing the Legend;
1. The First Bushranger Melodrama;
2. Alfred Dampier and the Nationalistic Melodrama;
3. Wild West Shows and Wild Australia;
4. Hippodramas and Edward Irham Cole;
Part 2: Developing the Legend;
5. The Bushranger Genre from Stage to Screen;
6. The Bushranger Ban;
7. British and American Interventions in the Bushranger Legend;
8. Radical Nationalism and the Bushranger Legend;
Part 3: Fragmenting the Legend;
9. Historical Revisionism and the Bushranger Legend;
10. Diversification and Inclusiveness of the Bushranger Legend;
11. Globalization of the Bushranger Legend in Outlaw Road Movies;
Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.