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O Brave new world : two centuries of Shakespeare on the Australian stage / edited by John Golder and Richard Madelaine. (2001)

Authors: Golder, John, 1944-, Madelaine, Richard.
Publisher:Sydney : Currency Press,
  • There are 56 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 56 copies of this specific edition.
Also Titled:
  • Brave new world
  • Two centuries of Shakespeare on the Australian stage
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xiii, 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • This groundbreaking cultural history of Shakespearean production in Australia gives an overview of Shakespeare's role in the cultural evolution of Australia. From early, improvised performances to the Bell Shakespeare Company today, the book traces the ties of audiences and practitioners with Britain.
  • Introduction. 'To dote on such luggage': appropriating Shakespeare in Australia /​ John Golder and Richard Madelaine
  • Ch.1. High culture and low culture: the changing role of Shakespeare, 1933-2000 /​ Richard Waterhouse
  • Ch.2. Shakespeare in Australia: the early years, c.1830-50 /​ Elizabeth Webby
  • Ch.3. 'Sir, I am a tragedian': the male superstars of the Melbourne stage, 1850-70 /​ Harold Love
  • Ch.4. From leading lady to female star: women and Shakespeare, 1855-88 /​ Janette Gordon-Clark
  • Ch.5. 'This Isle is full of noises': American players of Shakespeare in Australia, 1879-89 /​ Douglas McDermott
  • Ch.6. Substantial pageant: Oscar Asche, latter-day pictorialism and Australian audiences, 1909-24 /​ Richard Madelaine
  • Ch.7. A cultural missionary on tour: Allan Wilkie's Shakespearean Company, 1920-30 /​ John Golder.
  • Ch.8. Shakespeare in Adelaide: professionals and progressive amateurs /​ Alan Brissenden
  • Ch.9. Dinkum Shakespeare? Perth, empire and the bard /​ Bill Dunstone
  • Ch.10. Experiments in Shakespeare. I. Rex Cramphorn and 'Measure for Measure', 1973-88 /​ March Minchinton; II. The DSI Elizabethan experiments, 1986-93 /​ John Senczuk
  • Ch.12. Shakespeare in Queensland: a cultural-economic approach /​ Richard Fotheringham
  • Ch.13. John Bell and a post-colonial Australian Shakespeare, 1963-2000 /​ Adrian Kiernander
  • Australian Shakespeare premieres, and other curiosities: a chronology /​ John Golder and Richard Madelaine.
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  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-290)
  • Recommended reading.
  • English
  • 0868196134 :
Dewey Number:
  • 792.9/​5
  • 822.33
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 22223309
  • 22223309
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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