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dc.contributor.authorMeyrick, Julian
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-17T01:00:41Z
dc.date.available2020-08-17T01:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0307-8833
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0307883320000152
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396441
dc.description.abstractThis short but compelling book tells the story of the Noble-prize winning writer Patrick White’s involvement in a then-emerging Adelaide Festival of the Arts with two of his best-known plays. The Ham Funeral and Night on Bald Mountain were recommended for production by the Festival’s Drama Committee in 1961 and 1963 respectively. Both were rejected by its Governors as too risky and “unsavoury”. These rejections were fateful, however, catalysing a debate about who has the right to decide what Australians see on their stages. This in turn fed into broader agitation against censorship laws, and against the apparatus of an oppressive colonial paternalism. In the book, this paternalism is encountered at its most ridiculous. But it would not be right to conclude, and indeed the authors do not conclude, that it is a force banished from Australian culture together.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom218
dc.relation.ispartofpageto219
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTheatre Research International
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLiterary Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2005
dc.subject.keywordsArts & Humanities
dc.subject.keywordsTheater
dc.titleAustralian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White: Governing Culture (Book review)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMeyrick, J, Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White: Governing Culture (Book review), Theatre Research International, 2020, 45 (2), pp. 218-219
dc.date.updated2020-08-12T01:41:48Z
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