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y separately published work icon Australian Playwrights series - publisher  
Alternative title: Australian Playwrights : A Series of Monographs and Video Programmes
Note: Series editor: Peta Tait. Series founded by Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt and developed by Veronica Kelly.
Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Australian Playwrights
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'The aims of the series are:
i) to contribute to the interpretation, critical analysis, promotion, and wider understanding of Australian drama in Australia and overseas;
ii) to pursue a scholarly investigation through monographs which could include either an overview of a particular playwright and a critical analysis of his/her plays or a study of a grouping in drama and theatre including writers for performance within a unifying framework;
iii) to illustrate and personalise the study of drama and theatre within Australia and overseas, especially for students.

'Each monograph provides an in-depth study aimed at furthering knowledge of Australian drama and therefore Australian culture with reference to primary and secondary sources.'

Source: Rodopi website, http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=AP
Sighted07/11/2006

Includes

y separately published work icon Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s Veronica Kelly (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1998 Z440501 1998 anthology criticism
y separately published work icon The Plays of Alma De Groen Elizabeth Perkins , Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1994 Z575976 1994 single work criticism
y separately published work icon Body Show/s : Australian Viewings of Live Performance Body Shows Peta Tait (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2000 Z1042836 2000 single work criticism
y separately published work icon Theatre Australia (Un)Limited : Australian Theatre Since the 1950s Australian Theatre Since the 1950s Geoffrey Milne , Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2004 Z1112860 2004 single work criticism Theatre Australia (Un)limited examines the structures of post-war Australian theatre: its artists, companies, financial and policy underpinnings. It analyses three 'waves' of Australian theatrical activity after 1953, and the types of organisations which grew up to support and maintain them. 'Subsidy, repertoire patterns, finances and administration, theatre buildings, companies, festivals and notable productions of the commercial, mainstream and alternative Australian theatre are examined state by state, and changes to governmental policy analysed. Theatrical forms comprise not only spoken-word drama, but also music theatre, comedy, theatre-restaurant, circus, puppetry, community theatre in several forms and new mixed-media genres: physical theatre, circus, visual theatre and contemporary performance.' The book provides an overview of the fortunes of Australian theatre as a national enterprise, and an analysis of the 'three waves' essential for the understanding of the New Wave and of contemporary drama. (Adapted from the publisher's website)
y separately published work icon Patrick White May-Brit Akerholt , Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1988 Z113404 1988 multi chapter work criticism drama
y separately published work icon Jack Hibberd Paul McGillick , Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1988 Z117642 1988 selected work criticism biography interview
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y separately published work icon Louis Nowra Veronica Kelly (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1987 Z364867 1987 anthology criticism biography Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1987
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y separately published work icon David Williamson Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1988 Z157904 1988 anthology biography criticism Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1988
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y separately published work icon John Romeril Gareth Griffiths (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1993 Z459814 1993 anthology criticism biography Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1993
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y separately published work icon Body Show/s : Australian Viewings of Live Performance Body Shows Peta Tait (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2000 Z1042836 2000 single work criticism Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2000
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y separately published work icon Theatre Australia (Un)Limited : Australian Theatre Since the 1950s Australian Theatre Since the 1950s Geoffrey Milne , Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2004 Z1112860 2004 single work criticism Theatre Australia (Un)limited examines the structures of post-war Australian theatre: its artists, companies, financial and policy underpinnings. It analyses three 'waves' of Australian theatrical activity after 1953, and the types of organisations which grew up to support and maintain them. 'Subsidy, repertoire patterns, finances and administration, theatre buildings, companies, festivals and notable productions of the commercial, mainstream and alternative Australian theatre are examined state by state, and changes to governmental policy analysed. Theatrical forms comprise not only spoken-word drama, but also music theatre, comedy, theatre-restaurant, circus, puppetry, community theatre in several forms and new mixed-media genres: physical theatre, circus, visual theatre and contemporary performance.' The book provides an overview of the fortunes of Australian theatre as a national enterprise, and an analysis of the 'three waves' essential for the understanding of the New Wave and of contemporary drama. (Adapted from the publisher's website)
Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2004
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y separately published work icon Men at Play : Masculinities in Australian Theatre Since the 1950s Jonathan Bollen , Bruce Parr , Adrian Kiernander , Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2008 Z1491239 2008 single work criticism

How are masculinities enacted in Australian theatre? How do Australian playwrights depict masculinities in the present and the past, in the bush and on the beach, in the city and in the suburbs? How do Australian plays dramatise gender issues like father-son relations, romance and intimacy, violence and bullying, mateship and homosexuality, race relations between men, and men's experiences of war and migration?

Men at Play explores theatre's role in presenting and contesting images of masculinity in Australia. It ranges from often-produced plays of the 1950s to successful contemporary plays - from Dick Diamond's Reedy River, Ray Lawler's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Richard Beynon's The Shifting Heart and Alan Seymour's The One Day of the Year to David Williamson's Sons of Cain, Richard Barrett's The Heartbreak Kid, Gordon Graham's The Boys and Nick Enright's Blackrock.

The book looks at plays as they are produced in the theatre and masculinity as it is enacted on the stage. It is written in an accessible style for students and teachers in drama at university and senior high school. The book's contribution to contemporary debates about masculinity will also interest scholars in gender, race and sexuality studies, literary studies and Australian history. (Rodopi newsletter http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=AP+11)

Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2008
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y separately published work icon Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright Anne Pender (editor), Susan Lever (editor), Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2008 Z1532223 2008 anthology criticism biography 'In this volume Anne Pender and Susan Lever present a set of essays and recollections about Nick Enright's work for students, teachers and scholars. The book offers a comprehensive study of Enright's writing for theatre, film and television. Scholars, acting teachers and theatre directors have contributed to this work each illuminating an aspect of Enright's remarkable career. The discussions cover interpretations of Enright's scripts and productions, detailed analysis of his directing style, substantial background and analysis of his writing for musicals, as well as accounts of his specific approach to acting and to adaptation across genres' (publisher blurb). Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2008
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y separately published work icon Radical Visions 1968-2008 : The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama Denise Varney (editor), Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2011 Z1793514 2011 selected work criticism 'Radical Visions 1968-2008: The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama is about a generation of Australian playwrights who came of age in the sixties. This important book shows how international trends in youth radicalism and cultural change at the time contributed to the rise of interest in alternative theatre and drama in a number of locations. It follows the career of Australia's major playwrights - Alma De Groen, Jenny Kemp, Richard Murphet, John Romeril, Stephen Sewell and David Willamson, whose early plays were first performed at La Mama and the Pram Factory theatres in Melbourne in the sixties and seventies and who continue to make new work. The book's dual purpose is to examine the impact of the sixties on playwriting and update the scholarship on the contemporary works with close readings of the plays of the nineties and the first decade of the twenty-first century. By analysing the recent plays, the book traces the continuing impact of left wing politics and cultural change on Australian theatre and society.' Source: www.rodopi.nl (Sighted 25/07/2011). Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2011
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y separately published work icon Transfigured Stages : Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia Margaret Hamilton , Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2011 Z1793538 2011 single work criticism 'Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. It is the first book to discuss work by The Sydney Front (1986 - 1993) and Open City (1987 - ), and engages contemporary cultural and aesthetic theory to analyse performances by these artists, as well as theatre productions by Jenny Kemp and others. These performance practitioners are considered as part of an international paradigm attesting to forms of theatre that no longer operate according to the established principles of drama. This book also highlights the complexity of Indigenous theatre through its analysis of the Mudrooroo-Müller project staged in 1996.' Source: www.rodopi.nl/ (Sighted 25/07/2011). Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2011
y separately published work icon Playing Australia : Australian Theatre and the International Stage Elizabeth Schafer (editor), Susan Bradley Smith (editor), Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2003 Z1105551 2003 anthology criticism Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2003

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First known date: 1987
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