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Charmwood High, and year 8 plans to turn the school play, 'Romeo and Juliet', into a rock musical. Everything's moving along until someone mentions equal opportunity. There aren't enough roles for girls in this production.

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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 1992 .
      Extent: 150p.
      ISBN: 0091826675

Works about this Work

Representations of Masculinity in Australian Young Adult Fiction Kerry Mallan , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature and the Fin de Siécle 2003; (p. 169-178)
"This chapter discusses the early stage of a research inquiry into the implications of changing representations of masculinity offered in young adult literature to adolescent, male readers."
Men/Boys Behaving Differently: Contemporary Representations of Masculinity in Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: English In Australia , November no. 132 2001; (p. 57-64)
'Crisis' has been the password of recent writings about boys, masculinity and manhood from popular journalism to academic press. In all of these often disparate accounts there is the attempt on the part of the writers to find an anchorage in the storm, to utter a temporary 'truth' on the current state of affairs. In a similar way, the cause for the so-called 'crisis in masculinity' is just as diverse.With this brief outline of the discourse of 'crisis in masculinity' in mind, this paper will 2 consider what contemporary writing for young people can offer in terms of the current issues impacting on masculinity. In particular, specific questions will emerge as part of the discussion: How are writers for young people contributing to critiques of masculinity (and gender generally) through strategies of parody, self-reflexivity, and subversion? In reading these fictional accounts, does a more serious account of current anxieties lie beneath their playful surfaces? How might students benefit from an engagement with these and other texts in terms of their developing understandings of gender in general and masculine subjectivities in particular?
[Review] Famous for Five Minutes Kevin Steinberger , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 7 no. 5 1992; (p. 33)

— Review of Famous for Five Minutes Margaret Clark , 1992 single work novel
[Review] Famous for Five Minutes Julie Taylor , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 36 no. 4 1992; (p. 29)

— Review of Famous for Five Minutes Margaret Clark , 1992 single work novel
Forecasts : About Children's Books Margaret Dunkle , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 71 no. 1023 1992; (p. 32, 34)

— Review of Who? Libby Hathorn , 1992 selected work children's fiction ; Just One Tear Kate Mahon , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Famous for Five Minutes Margaret Clark , 1992 single work novel ; Out of the Closet and Into the Classroom : Homosexuality in Books for Young People 1992 single work bibliography
[Review] Famous for Five Minutes Julie Taylor , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 36 no. 4 1992; (p. 29)

— Review of Famous for Five Minutes Margaret Clark , 1992 single work novel
[Review] Famous for Five Minutes Kevin Steinberger , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 7 no. 5 1992; (p. 33)

— Review of Famous for Five Minutes Margaret Clark , 1992 single work novel
Forecasts : About Children's Books Margaret Dunkle , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 71 no. 1023 1992; (p. 32, 34)

— Review of Who? Libby Hathorn , 1992 selected work children's fiction ; Just One Tear Kate Mahon , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Famous for Five Minutes Margaret Clark , 1992 single work novel ; Out of the Closet and Into the Classroom : Homosexuality in Books for Young People 1992 single work bibliography
Men/Boys Behaving Differently: Contemporary Representations of Masculinity in Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: English In Australia , November no. 132 2001; (p. 57-64)
'Crisis' has been the password of recent writings about boys, masculinity and manhood from popular journalism to academic press. In all of these often disparate accounts there is the attempt on the part of the writers to find an anchorage in the storm, to utter a temporary 'truth' on the current state of affairs. In a similar way, the cause for the so-called 'crisis in masculinity' is just as diverse.With this brief outline of the discourse of 'crisis in masculinity' in mind, this paper will 2 consider what contemporary writing for young people can offer in terms of the current issues impacting on masculinity. In particular, specific questions will emerge as part of the discussion: How are writers for young people contributing to critiques of masculinity (and gender generally) through strategies of parody, self-reflexivity, and subversion? In reading these fictional accounts, does a more serious account of current anxieties lie beneath their playful surfaces? How might students benefit from an engagement with these and other texts in terms of their developing understandings of gender in general and masculine subjectivities in particular?
Representations of Masculinity in Australian Young Adult Fiction Kerry Mallan , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature and the Fin de Siécle 2003; (p. 169-178)
"This chapter discusses the early stage of a research inquiry into the implications of changing representations of masculinity offered in young adult literature to adolescent, male readers."
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