Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia

Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia

by Margaret Hamilton

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Overview

Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. It is the first book to discuss work by The Sydney Front (1986 – 1993) and Open City (1987 – ), and engages contemporary cultural and aesthetic theory to analyse performances by these artists, as well as theatre productions by Jenny Kemp and others. These performance practitioners are considered as part of an international paradigm attesting to forms of theatre that no longer operate according to the established principles of drama. This book also highlights the complexity of Indigenous theatre through its analysis of the Mudrooroo-Müller project staged in 1996.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042033566
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Australian Playwrights Series , #14
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 0.59(w) x 0.87(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Margaret Hamilton is a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and publishes on contemporary performance. For a number of years she developed and managed a major program of Australian arts in Berlin, and a subsidiary European touring program for the Australia Council for the Arts and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Series Editor’s Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Open City and the Politics of the Everyday
The Sydney Front and Grotesque Realism
Jenny Kemp’s Landscapes of the Psyche
The Aboriginal Protesters Confront the Postdramatic Text
An International Perspective on the Postdramatic Theatre Text
(Trans)forming the Lexicon of “Theatre” in Australia
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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