Power plays : Australian theatre and the public agenda

Glow, Hilary 2007, Power plays : Australian theatre and the public agenda, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, N.S.W..

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Title Power plays : Australian theatre and the public agenda
Author(s) Glow, HilaryORCID iD for Glow, Hilary orcid.org/0000-0001-9388-8317
Publication date 2007
Total pages x, 207 p.
Publisher Currency Press
Place of Publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.
Summary Power Plays capitalises on this moment of renewed and heightened interest by investigating the why and the how of eight contemporary Australian playwrights: Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Reg Cribb, Ben Ellis, Wesley Enoch, Hannie Rayson, Stephen Sewell and Katherine Thomson. These writers are passionate about the theatre as a forum for public discussion and they interrogate current issues in their work. Their plays reflect the passing show of cultural, political and economic life in Australia, telling audiences something critical about what is going on: this is the state of play, this is what we are.

The author has conducted extensive interviews with these writers and offers an extended analysis of some of their recent plays.
ISBN 9780868198156
Language eng
Field of Research 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006805

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