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A Companion to Theatre in Australia

A Companion to Theatre in Australia

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  • Date Published: December 1995
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 1999
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521345286

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  • A comprehensive reference book, never before attempted, which covers theatre in Australia in all its forms since 1788. Some 1300 entries, alphabetically organised and ranging in length from 200 to 7000 words, cover Australian and visiting personalities who have influenced Australian cultural history; genres from melodrama and the classics to pantomime, musical theatre, circus and performance art. Longer entries include historical accounts of colonial theatre, industrial relations, touring conditions, acting style, management dramatic criticism, set design, theatre buildings, government subsidy, regional and amateur theatre, training and technology. Aboriginal theatre influence, immigrants, and the traditions of European, Asian and American theatre in Australia have also been examined. Some 200 writers have contributed to the work, ranging from academics to private researchers and theatre practitioners.

    • Uniquely comprehensive guide to Australian theatre, past and present
    • Written by a team of the leading critics and specialists in Australia
    • Co-published with Currency Press, Australia's leading performing arts publisher since 1971
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    '[This is] a book to defeat reviewers who set out to fault it with a random list of facts to check: it comes out as a very sound resource of scholarship, meticulously edited in terms of detail. As a generator of interest in the subject, this book is outstanding'. Australasian Drama Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521345286
    • length: 704 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 183 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.718kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 1999
  • Table of Contents

    Entries are in alphabetical order with an index for cross-referencing.

  • Author

    Philip Parsons

    Introduction by

    Katharine Brisbane

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