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'Patrick White's relationship with the Australian stage has been tumultuous, to say the least — from the early controversies surrounding his plays The Ham Funeral and The Season at Sarsaparilla at the Adelaide Festival in the early 1960s to the great series of revisionist revivals that has been going on in the Australian theatre for many years since that time. For more than forty-five years, most of our boldest and brightest young directors have wanted to cut their teeth on White, and if this is not the sign of a playwright who has become a classic, then I don't know what is. No other Australian dramatist has been so often revisited theatrically in so many different ways.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Remembering Patrick White : Contemporary Critical Essays Elizabeth McMahon (editor), Brigitta Olubas (editor), Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2010 Z1691441 2010 selected work criticism Remembering Patrick White presents the first major study of the full range of White’s work in over twenty-five years, and aims to bring this important author up to date for new generations of readers and scholars. Patrick White is a writer of moods and perspectives and the essays collected here range in their focus over his public presentations, his formal challenges, his spiritual leanings and dramatic gestures. They examine the breadth and significance of White’s intellectual contribution and consider the ongoing legacy of his thought and his art within national and international frames. As a collection, they focus our attention on what Patrick White means at the juncture of the present, reading his work through contemporary critical perspectives that further underscore the dynamism and substance of his writing. (Publisher's blurb) Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2010 pg. 139-148
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