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This book provides an 'insight into the growth of theatre in Australia from 1967 when Katharine Brisbane joined the fledgling Australian as its national theatre critic. It tells the story largely through her writings for the paper and for later publications through to the mid 1980s. The book concludes with her contributions to the public debate in the years since, which articulate the power of the arts in our everyday lives ... The book steers us through battles over censorship and subsidy, the demolition of nineteenth century theatres and the construction of great cultural centres' (Back cover blurb).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Philip who was there.
  • Epigraph: It is criticism that by concentration makes culture possible (Oscar Wilde).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2005 .
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      Extent: vi, 370p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Robert Drewe
      • Includes index
      ISBN: 0868197645 (hbk.), 0868197777 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

When Katharine Brisbane Went to the Theatre Michael Connor , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 63 no. 6 2019; (p. 83-86)
'Katharine Brisbane became the national drama critic for the Australian in 1967. For the next seven years she put it all together, writing the story of Australian theatre as a new chapter in our cultural history, as if it were important. Published on the leader pages of a young, lively newspaper, she told her readers what was happening on stages around the country and furnished them with names worth remembering. It was exciting stuff, regular reports for an episodic serial recounting the irresistible rise of a new generation of theatre-makers as they bludgeoned their way from university stages into the soon-to-be-funded mainstream. Dear God, some of them are still there.' (Introduction)
Untitled Julian Meyrick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 117-120)

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Untitled Geoffrey Milne , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 4 2006; (p. 523-525)

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Untitled Donald Pulford , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: API Review of Books , May no. 43 2006;

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Untitled Helen Thomson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 230-232)

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 December 2005; (p. 23)

— Review of Beyond the Wave : A Tsunami Survivor's Story Trisha Broadbridge , Jon Carnegie , 2005 single work autobiography ; The Accidental Renovator : A Paris Story Barbara Biggs , 2005 single work autobiography ; Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism ; Airmail : Three Women : Letters from Five Continents Kate Fitzpatrick , 2005 single work autobiography ; 'Men and Women of Australia!' : Our Greatest Modern Speeches 2005 anthology prose
Avec Teeth, Avec Taste, Avec Everything Ken Healey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 280 2006; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Untitled Helen Thomson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 230-232)

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Untitled Donald Pulford , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: API Review of Books , May no. 43 2006;

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Untitled Geoffrey Milne , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 4 2006; (p. 523-525)

— Review of Not Wrong Just Different : Observations on the Rise of Contemporary Australian Theatre Katharine Brisbane , 2005 single work criticism
Earning Critical Praise Jeremy Eccles , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 December 2005; (p. 8-9)
When Katharine Brisbane Went to the Theatre Michael Connor , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 63 no. 6 2019; (p. 83-86)
'Katharine Brisbane became the national drama critic for the Australian in 1967. For the next seven years she put it all together, writing the story of Australian theatre as a new chapter in our cultural history, as if it were important. Published on the leader pages of a young, lively newspaper, she told her readers what was happening on stages around the country and furnished them with names worth remembering. It was exciting stuff, regular reports for an episodic serial recounting the irresistible rise of a new generation of theatre-makers as they bludgeoned their way from university stages into the soon-to-be-funded mainstream. Dear God, some of them are still there.' (Introduction)
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