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'The black hole of our history' : a conversation with Louis Nowra

Makeham, Paul B. (1993) 'The black hole of our history' : a conversation with Louis Nowra. Canadian Theatre Review, 74(Spring), pp. 27-31.

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Abstract

This is an edited version of an interview recorded for Canadian Theatre Review in 1992. By that time Nowra had established a reputation as one of Australia's foremost playwrights. Part of the generation which succeeded the New Wave of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Nowra became known for a stylistic inventiveness which placed him outside the tradition of realist playwriting in Australia. The international outlook in his early plays, and the fact that he was not exclusively preoccupied with Australian settings and subject matter, was often a focal point in critical accounts of his work. In this interview Nowra discusses his 'internationalism', and a range of topics including the playwriting process; the presence of landscape in his plays; and the autobiographical elements in his work.

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ID Code: 40747
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Louis Nowra, Australian theatre and drama, landscape and Australian drama, Summer of the Aliens
ISSN: 0315-0836
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Paul B. Makeham
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2011 12:38
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 00:57

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