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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The room is small, white, plain. It was a gallery once. It is filled with chairs, all in neat rows, spaced evenly. As the audience files in on a hot Melbourne night, they are faced with many choices. Where to sit? What is the performance...

Like a Fishbone

Written by

Anthony Weigh

~playauthor~Written by~ Anthony Weigh

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (4), Female (4), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...A remote valley. An unspeakable crime. A prominent architect is commissioned to design a memorial to the victims. On the evening of the presentation of the memorial to the public, a blind woman comes out of the rain...

Picnic At Hanging Rock

Written by

Joan Lindsay

and

Tom Wright

From an original work by

Joan Lindsay

~playauthor~Written by~ Joan Lindsay , Tom Wright ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Joan Lindsay

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (5), Female (5), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Tom Wright’s stage adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock, was first co-produced by Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, and Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth, and first performed at Malthouse Theatre on 26 February...

Conclusion – Living with Hope

Michael Balfour

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Michael Balfour

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Penny Bundy

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Associate Professor Penny Bundy works in the field of applied theatre and drama education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Burton

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Professor Bruce Burton is Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of eight books in the field of drama and applied theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nina Woodrow

Nina Woodrow is a PhD candidate at Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Resettlement : Drama, Refugees and Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Once again Lesson uses the metaphor of amber to describe the in-between, hyphenated identity of migrant and refugee experience, but this time he extends the metaphor to remind us that amber is also a gem that can offer possibilities...

Time and a Mirror

New Dramaturgy : International Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014

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...This chapter will expose some of the functions of dramaturgy in the work of Marrugeku, an intercultural dance theatre company working at the nexus of Indigenous and non-Indigenous experience, knowledge and creativity in remote communities...

A Giant, A Robot and A Magic Man: Process Drama in the Primary Years

Michael Balfour

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Michael Balfour

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Penny Bundy

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Associate Professor Penny Bundy works in the field of applied theatre and drama education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Burton

,

Professor Bruce Burton is Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of eight books in the field of drama and applied theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Nina Woodrow

Nina Woodrow is a PhD candidate at Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Resettlement : Drama, Refugees and Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...This chapter focuses on the project work that involved the youngest of our participants – children aged 8–12 years. Occurring within the context of their own primary school classrooms, the drama work described and analysed here spanned...

Hoods – human rights abuses omitted from spectacle

Clare Finburgh

Clare Finburgh is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. As well as writing on British theatre and war, she specializes in French critical theory and theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011) and co-edited Genet Politics and Performance (2006), Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011) and Rethinking Absurdist Theatre: Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching War on the Twenty-First Century Stage : Spectacles of Conflict

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Tim Robbins’s Embedded, a member of the Chorus, comprising key figures in the administration of the former US president George W. Bush, including Dick (Dick Cheney), Romrom (Donald Rumsfeld) and Wolfy (Paul Wolfowitz), asks, ‘How...

Acting Against Bullying: Managing Conflict and Bullying in a Secondary Drama Classroom

Michael Balfour

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Michael Balfour

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Penny Bundy

,

Associate Professor Penny Bundy works in the field of applied theatre and drama education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Burton

,

Professor Bruce Burton is Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of eight books in the field of drama and applied theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Nina Woodrow

Nina Woodrow is a PhD candidate at Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Resettlement : Drama, Refugees and Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...We noticed that Ali was very late for the first workshop in week eight of the project. This was most unusual, because this sixteen-year-old Sudanese boy who had recently arrived in Australia was one of the most enthusiastic...

Pretending to Research: Young People at the Centre of Discovery

Applied Theatre: Research : Radical Departures

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Introduction Just because you find that life's not fairIt doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear itIf you always take it on the chin and wear itNothing will change(When I grow up)Just because I...

Working Together: Collaborative Journeys in Cross-Cultural Research and Performance

Applied Theatre: Research : Radical Departures

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...First contact In all my field trips to north-west New South Wales (NSW), I had never seen the country around Myall Creek look so lush. The statewide rains that had poured for a week had finally...