Issue 71


Editorial  Denise Varney and Sandra D’Urso

Before The Ham Funeral: ‘The YOUNG MAN Appears’ – John Tasker Returns Home Laura Ginters

Modernist Drama Decried: Patrick White, Spoiled Identity, and Failure as a ‘Logic of Use’  Julian Meyrick

Robyn Nevin, Patrick White and the Art of the Modern in Australian Theatre  Anne Pender

Making Room for Modernism: The 1979 Sydney Theatre Company Production of Patrick White’s A Cheery Soul  Andrew Fuhrmann

Mayakovsky’s Hammer: Experimental Theatre as Romantic Modernism, Sydney, 1968–1970 Ian Maxwell

Eleanor Roosevelt: Theatrical Emotion for Political Benefit Peta Tait

Recompositions: Images of Patrick White in William Yang’s My Generation Edward Scheer and Helena Grehan

From Grotowski to Betty Can Jump  Kerry Dwyer

Transmitting Embodiment: Grotowski to Body Weather  Nicola Heywood


RINA KIM, Disability, Public Space Performance and Spectatorship: Unconscious Performers, by Bree Hadley; ROBERT REID, The Mill: Experiments in Theatre and Community, by Meredith Rogers; PETA TAIT, Performing Neurology: The Dramaturgy of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot, by Jonathan Marshall; DAVID O’DONNELL, Stanislavsky in the World: The System and Its Transformations Across Continents, by Jonathan Pitches and Stefan Aquilina; LISA WARRINGTON, Talanoa: Four Pacific Plays and Black Faggot and Other Plays, by Victor Rodger; RAND HAZOU, Theatre of Real People: Diverse Encounters at Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer and Beyond, by Ulrike Garde and Meg Mumford