Millennium bridge: a contemporary Australian history
Beaton, Hilary (2006) Millennium bridge: a contemporary Australian history. .
The script, Millennium Bridge, is an investigation into the passions and fears that are shaping contemporary Australia today. Charting the political climate of the past decade, at the play's centre a man is building a bridge from Australia to Asia. The central dramatic question being asked is "In an environment where the emphasis on economic prosperity overrides that of human rights and freedom of speech--what will be the consequences for the Australian people?" The accompanying analysis of the ten-year period it took to write Millennium Bridge illuminates the significance of institutional issues on a play and playwright's development. Written from the perspective of a mid-career playwright, the paper argues that the professional and personal circumstances within which a work of art is created (and their effect on the playwright's confidence and financial capacities) are a significant determinant of the productivity of playwrights.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)|
|Supervisor:||Glover, Stuart& Makeham, Paul|
|Keywords:||mid career, playwright profile, playwrighting, early career, commissioning process, theatre reviews, theatre industry, creative industries, government funding, audience development, consumers and distributors, Asian-Australian relations, globalisation, human rights abuse, bridge-building|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Department:||Faculty of Creative Industries|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Hilary Beaton|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 14:03|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:47|
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