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1 [Review] How I Learnt to Act on the Way to Not Going to Drama School Melanie Beddie , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 77 2020; (p. 347-351)

— Review of How I Learnt to Act Francis Greenslade , 2019 single work autobiography

'At a time when private studios proliferate and conservatoire-style schools are under pressure from universities to increase their class sizes, decrease their contact hours and become more aligned with academic models, it is useful to be reminded of the benefits of the apprenticeship model of actor training. What becomes apparent through Greenslade's book is how this on-the-job training involves a certain amount of trial and error, and requires self-discipline in order to reflect usefully on prior learning. Conservatoire training clearly offers key skills in script analysis, approaches to creating character and highly specific body and voice training.' (Publication abstract)

1 [Review] The Ripples before the New Wave: Drama at the University of Sydney 1957-63 Melanie Beddie , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , May no. 74 2019; (p. 291-296)
'This book, written by Robyn Dalton (née Waterhouse) and Laura Ginters, is a detailed chronicle of a significant time in Australian theatre history. It is published by Currency Press and once again demonstrates how crucial this press is to the documentation and advancement of the theatrical landscape in Australia. The authors both have a strong connection with the University of Sydney. Robyn Dalton was a student there during the period covered in the book and participated in many productions with various groups across the campus. Dr Laura Ginters lectures in the Department of Performance Studies at Sydney University as well as working as a dramaturg and translator.' 


2 Button Carole Patullo , Melanie Beddie , Jane Bayly , 2013 single work drama drama

'It’s just a little disc. A useful, beautiful thing… it holds us together.

Two women live alone but side by side. One day they meet over a jar of buttons and an awkward friendship begins…

An intimate show with a wonderful balance of light and dark, humour and contemplation, plus fantastic live music and songs.

‘Thoughtful, funny, astute, resonant’' (Source: La Mama website)

1 Hannie Rayson : At Home in Melbourne Melanie Beddie (interviewer), 1994 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Dialogue , June no. 19 1994; (p. 8-9)