The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0289 Saturday, 14 April 2007
Date: Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 16:22:06 +1000 (EST)
Subject: ENTER THE NEW WAVE: Australian Theatre 1967-1970
CALL FOR PAPERS
ENTER THE NEW WAVE: Australian Theatre 1967-1970
A SYMPOSIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
26-28 SEPTEMBER 2007
Hosted by Creative Arts, School of Culture and Communication, The
University of Melbourne.
Convenors: Assoc. Prof. Angela O'Brien, Dr. Kate Donelan, Mr. Paul
Monaghan, Ms. Susie Dee
Supporting the 40th Anniversary Production of White With Wire Wheels by
Directed by Susie Dee and presented by MU Student Union's Union House
Theatre and the Theatre Board of the University.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
and a special guest to launch the symposium.
The Convenors invite potential participants to address the topics below,
or others that relate to the 'New Wave' of Australian theatre 1967-70:
Where, when and why did the 'New Wave' begin?
International and local influences: ideological, political, social,
Big Ideas - what were they and where did they come from
Key Productions, Plays, Writers, Directors, Venues, Individuals
Processes: ensembles, working methods
Language: the importance of finding our own voice - and do we still
speak with it?
Trajectories - what happened after 1970?
Impact: are we still in the aftermath of the New Wave? Is it time to
remember but move on? Have we moved on?
What if it hadn't happened?
Proposals in the form of academic papers, performances, performed
papers, readings, manifestos, debates, panels, and anything else in the
spirit of the New Wave are welcome.
Please email your proposals and abstracts of up to 300 words by 10th May
For further information please refer to website:
The Symposium will include a number of rehearsed readings of selected
plays from the period, and panel sessions focused on key plays, events
and people, including a panel on both the original production of White
With Wire Wheels and the production by Union House Theatre accompanying
The production of White With Wire Wheels and Enter the New Wave
Symposium are supported by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of
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