[Review of] Capelin, S. (ed). Challenging the Centre: Two Decades of Political Theatre
Makeham, Paul B. (1997) [Review of] Capelin, S. (ed). Challenging the Centre: Two Decades of Political Theatre. Theatre Research International, 22(3), pp. 272-273.
The Queensland-based Popular Theatre Troupe (1974-83) and Street Arts Community Theatre Company (founded in 1983 and still operational) each played central roles in the history of Australian community theatre; today, arguably, the final chapters of that history are being written. In documenting these companies' work, Challenging The Centre chronicles a period whose impact on Australian community arts policy and practice was profound. And in tracing practitioners' responses to a generalized shift from notions of cultural disadvantage to those of cultural difference, the book charts the transition from a (loosely-organized and state-driven) community arts movement, to a current programme, also state-driven, of community cultural development. Throughout, it keeps alive tensions generated in community arts discourse by the competing demands of 'the aesthetic' and 'the functional'. As well as detailed accounts of the projects undertaken by these pioneering companies, full scripts of seven original works are included. Two other short-lived Queensland companies - Teatro Unidad y Liberacion and Order By Numbers - are documented briefly.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Australian theatre, community arts, community cultural development, Popular Theatre Troupe, Street Arts|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1997 Oxford University Press|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in "Theatre Research International" following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version; Makeham, Paul B. (1997) [Review of] Capelin, S. (ed). Challenging the Centre: Two Decades of Political Theatre. Theatre Research International 22(3):pp. 272-273 is available online at: http://www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TRI|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||01 Sep 2010 22:40|
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