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This work deals with the development of theatre in Australia from 1788 to the 1980s. It is arranged in six sections. The first four sections deal with the periods 1788-1853, 1854-1900, 1901-1950 and 1950 -; each section contains an overview of the period, works by individual contributors on special aspects of theatre, a bibliography and a selection of primary source materials. The fifth section contains pictorial documents with annotations and the sixth section is a comprehensive bibliography. The work is lavishly illustrated with photographs, reproductions of portraits, theatre programmes, playbills, thatre plans and cartoons.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Kensington, Randwick area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:University of New South Wales Press , 1984 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
From the First Settlement to the Gold Rush (1788-1853) : Summary of Theatrical Events, Elizabeth Webby , single work criticism (p. 1-8)
Theatre in the convict era, Harold Love , single work criticism (p. 8-13)
Stock companies, travelling stars and the birth of "the firm" (1854-1900) : summary of theatrical events, Harold Love , single work criticism (p. 52-65)
Theatre, critics and society : 1850-1890, Ken A. Stewart , single work criticism (p. 58-66)
Theatrical treatment of local realities, Paul Richardson , single work criticism (p. 67-75)
The Struggle for an Australian thatre (1901-1950) and the decline of the chains : summary of theatrical events, Philip Parsons , Pamela Heckenberg , single work criticism (p. 118-135)
National vaudeville, Celestine McDermott , single work criticism (p. 135-143)
Theatrical events 1950-1965 and the rise of subsidised theatre, Alrene Sykes , single work criticism (p. 202-209)
Theatrical events 1950-1965 and the rise of subsidised theatre : postscript, Philip Parsons , Margaret Williams , single work criticism (p. 210-211)
State theatre companies, Peter Fitzpatrick , single work criticism (p. 211-220)
The Alternative theatre (1966-1980), Margaret Williams , single work criticism (p. 220-233)
Pictorial documents : theatre and audience : the developing theatre, the social scene, innovation, Philip Parsons , Pamela Heckenberg , single work criticism (p. 283-310)
Pictorial Documents : Performers, the Star System, the Performance Tradition, Pamela Heckenberg , Philip Parsons , single work criticism (p. 311-325)
Printed sources for the study of the Australian stage to 1980, Maureen Mann , single work bibliography (p. 325-354)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Veronica Kelly , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 546-550)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Untitled D. Dugan , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria , vol. 57 no. 1 1986; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
French Revolution Meets Aust. Lit. : Drama, General and Specific Helen Thomson , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 80 1986; (p. 32-34)

— Review of Reverses : A Comedy Drama Marcus Clarke , Robert P. Whitworth , 1876 single work drama ; The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Australian Theatre History Eric Irvin , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 29 no. 11 1985; (p. 85-86)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Untitled R. Glover , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 December 1984; (p. 36)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
French Revolution Meets Aust. Lit. : Drama, General and Specific Helen Thomson , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 80 1986; (p. 32-34)

— Review of Reverses : A Comedy Drama Marcus Clarke , Robert P. Whitworth , 1876 single work drama ; The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Untitled R. Glover , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 December 1984; (p. 36)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Australian Theatre History Eric Irvin , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 29 no. 11 1985; (p. 85-86)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Untitled D. Dugan , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria , vol. 57 no. 1 1986; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
Untitled Veronica Kelly , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 546-550)

— Review of The Australian Stage : A Documentary History 1984 single work criticism
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