Art & Photography Books:

Upstaged

Australian Women Dramatists in the Limelight at Last

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Upstaged: Australian Women Dramatists in the Limelight at Last by Michelle Arrow
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

This book tells the stories of some of Australia's largely forgotten playwrights -- women who wrote drama that was performed on the nation's stages and broadcast across the airwaves from the late 1920s to the late 1960s. These women wrote a wide range of dramatic material that addressed the social and political concerns of their era as well as more commercial fare for a mainstream audience. Their work included morally-driven dramas for the stage, people radio series as well as musicals and agitprop sketches performed outside factory gates. The book incorporates personal narratives within a broader social and cultural history which shaped the writing lives of these authors. It focuses on the prevailing industrial and professional conditions and tells how authors survived them, illuminates the battle between art and commerce intrinsic to their identity as writers and investigates the perceptions that has meant much of this work has been forgotten. By concentrating on the working lives of these authors, the book overturns received ideas of the play, and scriptwriting of the period, showing it was both more substantial and significant than has previously been recognised.

Accolades

Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Gleebooks Award for Cultural & Literary Criticism 2003.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
b/w photos
Imprint
Currency Press Pty Ltd
Pages
264
Dimensions
230x150x16
ISBN-13
9780868196909
Product ID
2253535

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 174 Banana Points