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Monument Shakespeare and the World Stage: Reading Australian Shakespeare after 2000

Flaherty, Kathryn (Kate)


This chapter examines the monumentality of Shakespeare in Australian culture and ways that twenty-first-century Australia both resists and fashions this monumentality to make cultural sense of itself to itself and to the rest of the world. Examining Shakespeare in performance on the Australian stage can offer a dynamic index of efforts to devise, revise and define an Australian cultural trajectory. While commercial theatre companies stage Shakespeare in a manner that accords with profitability,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Catching Australian Theatre in the 2000s
DOI: 10.1163/9789401210034_011


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