Worlds within words: Australian drama and international touring performance

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

29 Jul 2022 Once Only Event

At this panel discussion led by Rosalind Smith, panellists Kate Flaherty, Gilli Bush-Bailey and Rebecca Clode will be discussing their latest books.

Each of their books captures a broad range of performance history, and each use different lenses to investigate the historical evolution and importance of the performing arts.

Order forms will be available on the evening for those wishing to order the authors’ books.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

Refreshments will be provided in the Foyer at the conclusion of the discussion.

For those unable to make it to Canberra for the talk, it will be livestreamed online via the Library’s Facebook page. No bookings are required to watch the online stream.

About the books:

‘Touring Performance and Global Exchange 1850-1960’ edited by Gilli Bush-Bailey and Kate Flaherty

This collection uncovers connections and coincidences that challenge the old stories of pioneering performers who crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.

‘Australian Metatheatre on Page and Stage’ by by Rebecca Clode

This book offers the first major discussion of metatheatre in Australian drama of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It highlights metatheatre’s capacity to illuminate the wider social, cultural, and artistic contexts in which plays have been produced.


Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Lockers Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

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Event Dates

Once Only Event

29 Jul 2022

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