Issue 45

Australasian Drama Studies

Issue 45 October 2004

Contemporary Music Theatre in Australia
Edited by Keith Gallasch and Laura Ginters
A special focus issue of Australasian Drama Studies

 

Contents

Australian music theatre: continuity and hybridity
KEITH GALLASCH and LAURA GINTERS

‘A comfortable society’: the 1950s and opera in Australia
MICHAEL HALLIWELL

Larry Sitsky’s The Golem: the esoteric opera
ANTONY ERNST

Matricide and the female divine
HELEN RUSAK

Operatic tradition and ambivalence in Chamber Made Opera’s Recital
JONATHAN MARSHALL

A music theatre life: LYNDON TERRACINI
interviewed by KEITH GALLASCH

Mata Hara and the missionary position: Australian double agents in the seduction of randai
DOUG LEONARD, INDIJA MAHJOEDDIN and ADRIAN SHERRIFF

Suspension, introspection and contradiction: the songs of The Threepenny Opera in rehearsal
MIRANDA HECKENBERG

‘Australian-ness’ in musical theatre: a bran nue dae for Australia?
PETER WYLLIE JOHNSTON

Reviews

PETER HOLBROOK, William Shakespeare, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ ed. Charles Edelman

LEAH MERCER, Selected Plays of Hélène Cixous ed. Eric Prenowitz

BRIAN SINGLETON, Antonin Artaud: A Critical Reader ed. Edward Scheer

PAUL MAKEHAM, The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader ed. Michael Huxley and Noel Witts

JONATHAN BOLLEN, Performance: Recasting the Political in Theatre and Beyond by Stephen Chinna

SUE RIDER, The Parsons Lectures: The Philip Parsons Memorial Lectures on the Performing Arts 1993-2003 ed. Katharine Brisbane and Don’t Tell Me, Show Me: Directors Talk About Acting by Adam Macaulay

HELENA GREHAN, Playing Australia: Australian Theatre and the International Stage ed. Elizabeth Schafer and Susan Bradley Smith.