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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.
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.