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'This provocative new study of Australian theatre focuses on women writers who have changed our ways of seeing Australian culture. They include Hannie Rayson on the sisterhood, Joanna Murray-Smith on generation f, Jenny Kemp on desire, Katherine Thomson on working girls, Jane Harrison on the stolen generation, Leah Purcell on black chics and Beatrix Christian on miscegenation. Drawing on the title of the ground-breaking Australian play of the 1950s, Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Rachel Fensham and Denise Varney explore the social and imaginative transformation of Australian theatre in the last twenty years.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Hector Maclean and our feminist mothers

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dolls, Revolution and Australian Theatre, Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
Introduction to the selected work The Doll's Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination.
(p. 1-63)
The Poetic Revolution, Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
'Jenny Kemp's theatre is less about a political revolution in which the writer takes up arms against gender inequality and political injustice and more about a political revolution in which expanded conditions of possibility for the psyche, particularly for women, are the key to cultural transformation.' (p.64)
(p. 64-108)
Modern Dolls, Global Spin: Joanna Murray-Smith, Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
'This chapter positions Murray-Smith and her fascination with the modulations between language, truth and reality as a global playwright of modern drama...' (p.114)
(p. 109-156)
Pockets of Rebellion : Katherine Thomson, Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism

'This chapter focuses on Katherine Thomson as a playwright who utilises the conventions of social realism and naturalism to write plays that dramatise the effects of social and economic change on the lives of fictional but realistically-based characters.' (p.158)

(p. 157-198)
A Compelling Force : Indigenous Women Playwrights, Maryrose Casey , 2007 single work criticism (p. 199-237)
Violating the Past : Beatrix Christian, Laura Ginters , 2005 single work criticism (p. 238-284)
Redistribution of Power : Hannie Rayson, Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
'...discusses Rayson's participation in and contributuion to ... the turning of the wheel that would make women the key players on the Australian stage.' (p.285)
(p. 285-328)
Conclusion: Post Revolutionary Australian Theatre, Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism (p. 329-338)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2005 .
      image of person or book cover 6709294702690393531.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: ix, 415p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography.
      • Includes appendices:

        Appendix One, Women in Australian Theatre : Statistics

        Appendix Two, Production details

      ISBN: 1740970888

Works about this Work

Untitled Tina Muir , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 1 2007;

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
Untitled Michelle Arrow , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , July vol. 22 no. 53 2007; (p. 361-362)

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
Untitled Peta Tait , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 114-117)

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
The Rally of the Dolls Glenn D'Cruz , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14-15 April 2006; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
The Rally of the Dolls Glenn D'Cruz , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14-15 April 2006; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
Untitled Peta Tait , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 114-117)

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
Untitled Michelle Arrow , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , July vol. 22 no. 53 2007; (p. 361-362)

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
Untitled Tina Muir , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 1 2007;

— Review of The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , Maryrose Casey , Laura Ginters , 2005 selected work criticism
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