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"Men at play : masculinities in Australian theater since the 1950s" -- By Jonathan Bollen, Adrian Kiernander and Bruce Parr

By Paul B. Makeham

Abstract

Adopting a thematic rather than chronological arrangement, this co-authored book\ud surveys representations of men and masculinity in post-war Australian theater. Its\ud searching and sophisticated analyses draw upon playscripts, critical records and archival\ud material, including screen versions of stage productions. The study is organized around\ud two distinct periods of Australian theater history: the 1950s to 1970, during which time a\ud national theatremovement flourished, and the mid-1980s onward.Whilst some attention\ud is given to different genres, discussion centers primarily on realist works from the\ud mainstream. Several plays usually omitted from orthodox theater histories, such as\ud Barry Pree’s A Fox in the Night (1959), are given detailed treatments

Topics: 190404 Drama Theatre and Performance Studies, masculinity, theatre, drama, performance
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1017/S0307883309004660
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:31252

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