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Meyrick examines the performing arts in Australia. He looks at 'the past, accuses the theatre of being stuck in the 1970s and calls for an overhaul. His closely-observed argument reveals how the theatre has become hierarchical and competitive, that the once-thriving centre has been eaten away, leaving only the major institutions and the fringe. Meyrick proposes a more democratic structure, abandoning the funding wars and developing a genuinely national strategy. He demonstrates why the old ways are paralysing new thought and outlines the first steps towards change.'

(Source: Currency Press website, http://www.currency.com.au/)

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    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2005 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 0958121370
      Series: y separately published work icon Platform Papers Currency Press (publisher), Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004- Z1171343 2004 series - publisher 'A quarterly publication (January, April, July and October) on an issue affecting the health of the performing arts.' Number in series: 3

Works about this Work

High Stakes in Theatre Search Angela Bennie , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 June 2007; (p. 6)
More Theatrics Needed Philip O'Brien , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 June 2005; (p. 8)
Seeking Better Balance inTheatre of Oz Frank McKone , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 January 2005; (p. 9)
McKone reports on the launch of Meyrick's Trapped by the Past : Why Our Theatre Is Facing Paralysis at the Stables Theatre on 20 January 2005. Publisher, Currency Press invited Rob Brookman (general manager, Sydney Theatre Company), Lyn Wallis (director, Belvoir B Sharp program) and David Berthold (director, Griffin Theatre Company) to debate current developments in Australian theatre.
It's Curtains for the New Generation Angela Bennie , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 January 2005; (p. 15)
Bennie talks with Julian Meyrick about the need he perceives for generational change in Australian theatre. Meyrick argues that 'each generation should be incorporated into the whole of Australian theatre. They should unite, rather than be stranded in separated camps. [...] What has happened, however, is that the New Wave generation has blocked or failed to nurture or facilitate the next wave.'
It's Curtains for the New Generation Angela Bennie , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 January 2005; (p. 15)
Bennie talks with Julian Meyrick about the need he perceives for generational change in Australian theatre. Meyrick argues that 'each generation should be incorporated into the whole of Australian theatre. They should unite, rather than be stranded in separated camps. [...] What has happened, however, is that the New Wave generation has blocked or failed to nurture or facilitate the next wave.'
Seeking Better Balance inTheatre of Oz Frank McKone , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 January 2005; (p. 9)
McKone reports on the launch of Meyrick's Trapped by the Past : Why Our Theatre Is Facing Paralysis at the Stables Theatre on 20 January 2005. Publisher, Currency Press invited Rob Brookman (general manager, Sydney Theatre Company), Lyn Wallis (director, Belvoir B Sharp program) and David Berthold (director, Griffin Theatre Company) to debate current developments in Australian theatre.
More Theatrics Needed Philip O'Brien , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 June 2005; (p. 8)
High Stakes in Theatre Search Angela Bennie , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 June 2007; (p. 6)
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