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This book looks not only at sport on the Australian stage since 1788 and in Australian film, but also addresses the complex relationship between sport and drama and the way in which the reenactment and celebration of sporting champions and events have contributed to myths of Australian nationhood, manliness and femininity, war, and work.Read more
- Considers the role of sport and sporting heroes both in Australian drama and in film
- Presents a cultural analysis of Australian nationhood
- Will interest theatre and cultural historians
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"Sport in Australian Drama is a welcome addition to the growing list of books that view sport as a reliable source for understanding the complex problems and changing attitudes of society. Through his strikingly original approach, Fotheringham has presented a highly informative and insightful analysis of Australian leisure culture." American Journal of Sociology
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- Date Published: January 1992
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521401562
- length: 280 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- contains: 30 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Sport and drama: the uneasy playmates
2. The sport and drama industry 1788–1930
3. The first sporting dramas 1866–80
4. The golden age of sporting melodrama 1880–1910
5. The Australian sporting play on the commercial stage
6. Sport in Australian film
7. Sport in literary drama 1909–89
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