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1 Why Treehouses Are All the Rage in Children’s Books Elizabeth Hale , Lynnette Lounsbury , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 19 April 2018;

'Two of Australia’s most popular children’s storytellers live in a treehouse. It’s a Thirteen-Storey one, at least it started out that way. The storytellers are Terry Denton and Andy Griffiths, responsible for an array of children’s comedies, who live in a fantasy treehouse paradise. There they write and illustrate their stories, distracted by the lemonade fountains, see-through shark-infested swimming pool and a marshmallow gun that shoots directly into your mouth.' (Introduction)

1 How Australia’s Children’s Authors Create Magic on a Page Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 19 August 2016;
'For a prime example of Australia’s innovation economy in action, look no further than the humble picture book. Staple of bedtime reading, offering textual delights beyond the verbal, picture books are a hidden treasure. ...'
1 Mosaic and Cornucopia : Fairy Tale and Myth in Contemporary Australian YA Fantasy Sophie Masson , Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 54 no. 3 2016; (p. 44-53)
'Since the 1990s, Australian Young Adult fantasy has flourished as a genre, buoyed by the increasing interest in fantasy literature world-wide and at home. From fully realized secondary fantasy worlds, to intrusion fantasy that incorporates fantasy and the real world, to portal quests with one foot in the contemporary Australian scene, Australian writers of Young Adult (YA) literature have been adept at exploring the literary opportunities offered them by this genre. In this essay, we explore some of those literary opportunities—namely, the adaptation of fairy tale and myth in Australian YA fantasy. ...'
1 Friday Essay: Feminist Medusas and Outback Minotaurs – Why Myth Is Big in Children’s Books Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 June 2016;

'... Monsters from classical myth have been lurking in the gullies of Western literature for a long time – in retellings and adaptations, and acting as symbols and metaphors for aspects of the human experience.'

'They’ve been surfacing recently in fantasy for children and young adults. Imaginary Medusas, realistically drawn Minotaurs, as well as a multitude of many-headed Scyllas, Hydras and Cerberuses: they all appear in Australian children’s and YA fiction. ...'

1 The Pursuit of Youth : Adolescence, Seduction and the Pastoral in Act One of The Lost Echo Elizabeth Hale , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 56 2010; (p. 117-130)
1 The Lost Echo : Introduction Elizabeth Hale , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 56 2010; (p. 103-108)

'The Lost Echo, Barrie Dosky and Tom Wright's 2006 adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses for the Sydney Theatre Company, gave audiences and epic theatrical experience. It was epic in length, with its eight hours comprising four Acts of two hours; it was epic in scale using the twelve members of the Sydney Theatre Company's recently formed Actors Company, guest artist Paul Capsis, and a chorus of twenty-four second-year NIDA students.' (p. 102)

Elizabeth Hale provides a brief summary of each Act as an introduction to the suite of criticisms that follow.

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