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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... no. 46 April 2005 of Australasian Drama Studies est. 1982 Australasian Drama Studies
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Remembering Masculinities in the Theatre of War, Jonathan Bollen , single work criticism
Surveys post-war theatrical productions of plays which articulate men's experiences at war and back home. '...this article explores the propagation of gender anxieties in performance during the post-war period of suburban expansion. In contrast with more recent productions which have sought to celebrate the survival, ingenuity and achievements of Australian men at war, productions from the post-war period were less overtly nationalistic and less assertively masculinist. ... post-war productions celebrated less the heroism of men at war than the nostalgia of their returning home' (3).
(p. 3-19)
The Misfit Male Body in Adelaide Theatre, 1959, Bruce Parr , single work criticism
The aims of this article are 'to highlight two little-known Australian plays of the late 1950s', 'to examine their young leading men, both misfits', and 'in some sense to queer these two plays' (20). 'Linking these two plays is the display of both young men's bodies which ... is in emulation of American drama and film of the 1950s... (20).
(p. 20-37)
What's a Man to Do? Images of Rural Australian Masculinities in Three Plays of the 1950s : Reedy River, The Bastard Country and Lola Montez, Adrian Kiernander , single work criticism
The article examines the features of masculinity as they appear in three plays from the 1950s set in rural Australia - an environment conventionally regarded as a place of authenticy for men - and discusses the uses to which these depictions of masculinity are put. The aims of the article are in part dramaturgical: 'to think about the relationship between the scripts of the plays and the time in which they were first performed, and to ask questions about how these plays worked in relation to changing possibilities for the performance of gender' (38).
(p. 38-57)
'The Play's the Thing' No Longer : Non-Linear Narrative in Kate Champion's Same, Same But Different, Rosemary Klich , single work criticism (p. 58-69)
Identity Performance in Northern Ireland and Australia : The Belle of the Belfast City and Radiance, Rebecca Pelan , single work criticism
Discusses some of the dramatic shifts in identity representation and interrogation that have taken place in performance-based texts, focusing on Christine Reid's The Belle of Belfast City (1989) and Louis Nowra's Radiance (1993).
(p. 70-79)
Resistant Images: Official Amnesias and Performances of Memory in the Top End, Lesley Delmenico , single work criticism
'In Darwin, community performances and postcolonial issues intersect vibrantly to create a form of what Barbara Harlow has termed "resistance literature," genres that rewrite history form the bottom and that counter the attempted erasures of official historiographies. Such Foucaldian amnesias have been vividly contested in recent years by indigenous performances of dance and drama that inscribe histories by painting their images onto dancing, singing and acting bodies in order to remember. These performances resist official forgettings, both of the cultural losses caused by enforced resettlement in "Ngapa: Rainstorm Dreaming", and of the extent of World War II Japanese raids in the "Bombing of Darwin". Performed respectively by the Lajamanu community with Darwin's Tracksdance and the Tiwi Island Dancers, these indigenous productions kept alive in Top End memory histories that were curiously suppressed in Darwin museum display and public memorials.' Source: (Sighted 07/01/2009).
(p. 117-123)
Untitled, Maryrose Casey , single work review
— Review of Theatre Australia (Un)Limited : Australian Theatre Since the 1950s Geoffrey Milne , 2004 single work criticism ;
(p. 158-162)

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