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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 'The Space Between' : Representing 'Youth' on the Contemporary Australian Stage
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    y separately published work icon The Space Between : Representing 'Youth' on the Contemporary Australian Stage Richard Jordan , Kelvin Grove : 2005 Z1844104 2005 single work thesis 'Young characters throughout the history of Australian theatre have traditionally been represented as tragic, transient, and dangerous; discourses which have defined and limited their construction. 'Youth' itself is a concept which has been invented and perpetuated within Western Art and Media for much of the twentieth century and beyond, creating an exclusive 'space' for young people: a space between childhood and a standard human being. This thesis seeks to explore the implications of this space, as well as contextualise a new creative work - the stage play like, dead - within the canon of Australian theatre texts which portray young characters. like, dead will be shown to be a work which reappropriates clichéd youthful discourses through the use of irony, humour, and a sense of postmodern 'performativity' among its characters. In so doing it will demonstrate an alternative approach to representing young people on the Australian stage, by enhancing the constructedness of traditional images of 'youth' and pursuing the creation of young characters which are not solely defined by the term.' Kelvin Grove : 2005 pg. 1-44; 107-126
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