Creating Frames

Author: Maryrose Casey

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702234323

Category: History

Page: 372

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Creating Frames provides the first significant social and cultural history of Indigenous theatre across Australia. As well as using archival sources and national and independent theatre company records, much of this history is drawn from interviews with individuals who have shaped contemporary Indigenous theatre in Australia - including Bob Maza, Jack Charles, Gary Foley, Justine Saunders, Wesley Enoch, Ningali, and John Harding.

Theatre Australia (Un)limited

Author: Geoffrey Milne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900448583X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 460

View: 6004

Theatre Australia (Un)limited tells a truly national story of the structures of post-war Australian theatre: its artists, companies, financial and policy underpinnings. It gives an inclusive analysis of three ‘waves’ of Australian theatrical activity after 1953, and the types of organisations which grew up to support and maintain them. Subsidy, repertoire patterns, finances and administration, theatre buildings, companies, festivals and notable productions of the commercial, mainstream and alternative Australian theatre are examined state by state, and changes to governmental policy analysed. Theatrical forms comprise not only spoken-word drama, but also music theatre, comedy, theatre-restaurant, circus, puppetry, community theatre in several forms and new mixed-media genres: physical theatre, circus, visual theatre and contemporary performance. Theatre Australia (Un)limited is the first comprehensive overview of the fortunes of Australian theatre as a national enterprise, providing the industrial analysis of the ‘three waves’ essential for the understanding of the New Wave and of contemporary drama.


Author: Paul Moxham

Publisher: Paul Moxham


Category: Fiction

Page: 63

View: 3809

A Political Thriller That Could Just Be True... When a conspiracy theorist cop stumbles upon the secret society responsible for the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy, he becomes convinced that they now have the newly elected President squarely in their cross-hairs. But with the clock ticking and danger lurking around every corner, the truth proves to be much closer to him than he ever imagined. A FREE Novela....

Land of Hope and Glory

Author: Geoffrey Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444721119

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6482

It is 1852. The Indian empire of Rajthana has ruled Europe for more than a hundred years. With their vast armies, steam-and-sorcery technology and mastery of the mysterious power of sattva, the Rajthanans appear invincible. But a bloody rebellion has broken out in a remote corner of the empire, in a poor and backward region known as England. At first Jack Casey, retired soldier, wants nothing to do with the uprising, but then he learns his daughter, Elizabeth, is due to be hanged for helping the rebels. The Rajthanans offer to spare her, but only if Jack hunts down and captures his best friend and former army comrade, who is now a rebel leader. Jack is torn between saving his daughter and protecting his friend. And he struggles just to stay alive as the rebellion pushes England into all-out war.

The Imperial Judge

Author: Joy Agwu

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504988582

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7707

The sorrowful voice of a helpless child from a deprived home, where parental rights and responsibilities were denied, is dominant in this book. Sometimes children do wrong things; they start by making minor mistakes. However, with proper intervention, their negative acts can be turned to positive. If a child cries out for help, help should be rendered to him with urgency, because growing up is an emotional battle. Poverty and injustice can push a child to the edge.

The Rage Mystery Series

Author: Brent Pilkey

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770901779

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 9162

In these two crime novels, a veteran Toronto cop puts his firsthand experience on the page—“characters ring true, and the gritty side of Toronto shows” (Library Journal). Lethal Rage New to Toronto’s infamous 51 Division, officer Jack Warren finds himself thrown into a brutal war against a crack-cocaine dealer determined to dominate the city’s drug trade. Working with the division’s elite major-crime unit, Jack soon learns the unspoken difference between law and justice—and how cops manage to survive in the 51. Savage Rage Transferred to 53 Division—known as the “Sleepy Hollow of Toronto”—after the murder of his partner, Jack is desperate to return to 51 Division, where his former colleagues are battling a criminal mastermind. Randall Kayne’s bloody crimes are hitting close to home in 51 Division, yet he manages to stay just one step ahead of the police. Although Jack’s wife wants him to leave the force entirely, an old enemy soon drags him into the Kayne case—and a deadly confrontation that will either change his life or end it.

Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage

Author: Susanne Julia Thurow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000682188

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

View: 6502

Over the past 50 years, Indigenous Australian theatre practice has emerged as a dynamic site for the discursive reflection of culture and tradition as well as colonial legacies, leveraging the power of storytelling to create and advocate contemporary fluid conceptions of Indigeneity. Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage offers a window into the history and diversity of this vigorous practice. It introduces the reader to cornerstones of Indigenous Australian cultural frameworks and on this backdrop discusses a wealth of plays in light of their responses to contemporary Australian identity politics. The in-depth readings of two landmark theatre productions, Scott Rankin’s Namatjira (2010) and Wesley Enoch & Anita Heiss’ I Am Eora (2012), trace the artists’ engagement with questions of community consolidation and national reconciliation, carefully considering the implications of their propositions for identity work arising from the translation of traditional ontologies into contemporary orientations. The analyses of the dramatic texts are incrementally enriched by a dense reflection of the production and reception contexts of the plays, providing an expanded framework for the critical consideration of contemporary postcolonial theatre practice that allows for a well-founded appreciation of the strengths yet also pointing to the limitations of current representative approaches on the Australian mainstage. This study will be of great interest to students and scholars of Postcolonial, Literary, Performance and Theatre Studies.

No Pretender

Author: Kate McGregor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184876748X

Category: Scotland

Page: 368

View: 8520

‘He was waiting for his moment to return. Every step he took closer to his country, he felt its magnetic pull. He had the strangest feeling that his fate had been predetermined, that he was being propelled towards an inevitable destiny.’1746: A determined Charles Edward Stuart wins back the Crown of Scotland for his father with a resounding victory at Culloden. Scotland, after many years of English domination, is a free country again.1991: Almost 250 years later, Scotland is still an independent nation and the descendants of Bonnie Prince Charlie are still on the throne. But that independence is threatened yet again by the machinations of a power-crazed Russian billionaire who plans to secure the crown for his own grandson and will stop at nothing to achieve his evil ends.Enter James Stuart, the man most Scots regard as the true heir to the throne. Cast aside at a young age by the establishment into which he was born, he has carved a comfortable new life for himself as a sports hero and all-round sex god. However, with the untimely death of the king, fate has now conspired to bring James back to the centre of Scottish political life. Considered a threat by the Russian, the popular and charismatic Prince James is forced to flee for his life. On the eve of the Coronation of the new king, James returns in a last-ditch attempt to try to free his country from the Russian’s control. With a small band of devoted followers, he fights back, risking his whole future, his fortune and his life for his country. A fun, racy read, No Pretender will appeal to fans of adult and gay fiction. Kate is inspired by her favourite writers: Alan Hollinghurst, Iain Banks, Christopher Brookmyre and William Boyd.

The Husband List

Author: Janet Evanovich,Dorien Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250025974

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3770

Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all... From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married. Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers—a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.