AustLit logo
person or book cover
Courtesy of The University of Queensland
Richard Fotheringham Richard Fotheringham i(A31205 works by) (a.k.a. Richard Allen Fotheringham)
Born: Established: 1947 Roma, Roma - Mitchell - Morven area, Roma - Charleville - Quilpie area, South West Queensland, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Actor, playwright, director, academic. Richard Fotheringham grew up in country Queensland and received his university education at The University of Queensland. He has been active in Australian theatre throughout his adult life, founding the Popular Theatre Troupe in 1974 where he was resident writer and director for four years. He also wrote and acted for the Queensland Theatre Company during the 1970s. His roles for the RQTC included The Legend of King O'Malley (1971). He has written plays, television and film scripts, some of which are held at Fryer Library, University of Qld. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature's Walter Macrae Russell Award for an outstanding work of literary scholarship for his monograph In Search of Steele Rudd (1995).

Fotheringham has served as Head of the School of English, Art History and Media Studies at The University of Queensland and was Executive Dean of Arts until 2011 when he retired. His professional associations have included being a board member of the Queensland Theatre Company, treasurer of the Australasian Drama Studies Association (1989-1999) and consultant to the Community Cultural Development Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. He has also been joint editor with Veronica Kelly of the Australasian Drama Studies journal since 1982 and was a member and chair of the AustLit board of management. In 2011 Fotheringham also became Chair of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Works he has collaborated on include : Startrick : A Political Documentary ; Or, She Knew She'd Seen Me on TV and She Liked Me, But She Couldn't Remember What the Show Was : (Mr Billy Snedden, After His Meet the People Tour of Melbourne, 1974) (Fringe Theatre Group, 1974).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to higher education, and to the performing arts.
2004 recipient Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities Elected on 20 November 2004.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon In Search of Steele Rudd : Author of the Classic Dad and Dave Stories St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z66585 1995 single work biography A biography of the author of the Dad and Dave stories. Steele Rudd was the pseudonym of Arthur Hoey Davis, and looking for Steele Rudd leads the search party down a rabbit-hole of facades and cultural stereotypes in an attempt to discover the real author behind the iconic Australian imagery.   
1996 winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
Last amended 12 Jun 2019 16:08:57
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X