Issue 50

Australasian Drama Studies

Volume 50 April 2007

 

Contents

DANIEL KEENE
A Theatre of difference

Pioneering endeavours


STEPHEN VAGG
Finch, Fry and Factories: A Brief History of Mercury Theatre

ROSEMARY FARRELL
Chinese Acrobatics Unmasked in Australian Circus in the Nineteenth Century

Theatre in the 1970's

RICHARD FOTHERINGHAM and ROB PENSALFINI
Anti-colonial Voices? Non British Accents and the National Authentication of Shakespeare in Australia in the 1970's

MEREDITH ROGERS
Dramaturgy as Political desire: Making a Deomocratic Space - the Orestes Trilogy (Melbourne, Australia, 1974)

Laura Ginters
Interview: Lindy Davies: A Path to a Process

Theatre, politics and social landscapes

MURRAY EDMOND
Te Kaainga/Where the Fire Burns - Hone Kouka's Trilogy: Waiora, Homefires and The Prophet

BREE HADLEY
Dis/identification in Contemporary Physical Performance: NYID's Scene of the Beginning from the end

CELINA MCEWEN
An Empowering Practice?: Urban Theatre Projects' Recent Work in Residence, Community Cultural Development and International Arts Festivals

PAUL DWYER
Still Rehearsing the Revolution? 'Theatre of the Oppressed', State Subsidy and Drug War politics

MICHAEL ANDERSON and LINDEN WILKINSON
A Resurgence of Verbatim Theatre; Authenticity, Empathy and Transformation

Observations and Investigations

MARK SETON
Recognising and Misrecognising the 'X' Factor: The Audition Selection Process in Actor-training Institutions Revisited

REBECCA SCOLLEN
On the Record: An Account of Regional Non-Theatregoers' Responses to a Selection of Plays Toured to Northern Australia in 2004-05

Reviews

VERONICA KELLY, Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage 1834-1899, ed, Richard Fotheringham;

GLENN D'CRUZ, Contemporary Australian Drama by Leonard Radic;

JERRY C. JAFFE, Theorizing the Angura Space: Avant-garde Performance and Politics in Japan, by Peter Eckersall;

HILARY HALBA, Plays 1: Small Towns and Sea. Horseplay, Flipside, Trick of the Light by Ken Duncum;

DAVID O'DONNELL, Downstage Upfront: The First 40 Years of New Zealand's Longest-Running Professional Theatre by John Smythe;

BEN HOURIGAN Shakespeare in the Worlds of Communism and Socialism, eds, Irena R. Makaryk and Joseph G. Price;

SERGE TAMPALINI, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno by Sandra Fraleigh and Tamah Nakamura;

ANDREW FILMER, Ethno-techno: Writing on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy by Guillermo Gomez-Pena.