John Romeril

John Romeril

For the Sun ( 14 April ) he was a " Rough diamond " who hada " way with words " ; for the The National Times ( 18-24 April ) , he had become " The respectable John Romeril " . Botharticles were accompanied by thoughtful , eyes - in ...

Author: Gareth Griffiths

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051835248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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John Romeril has been one of the most prolific contributors to Australian theatre in the last twenty years. But since until recently few of his plays have been published, he has had inadequate recognition. As a founding member of the APG he was 'in at the start' of the revival of the so-called New Wave in Australian drama in the sixties. Romeril continues to be a leading influence in contemporary theatre. His work ranges from the well-known The Floating World (1974) to such recent successes as the community based play The Kelly Dance (1984), the mainstream drama Lost Weekend (1989) and the political play Black Cargo (1991). John Romeril is truly the great survivor of modern Australian theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Radical Visions 1968 2008

Radical Visions 1968 2008

John Romeril was one of the key writers at the APG who has gone on to have a long career in Australian theatre. In 2008 his contribution to the wider field of Australian literature was recognised with the Patrick White Literary Award.

Author: Denise Varney

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401200530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Radical Visions 1968-2008: The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama is about a generation of Australian playwrights who came of age in the sixties. This important book shows how international trends in youth radicalism and cultural change at the time contributed to the rise of interest in alternative theatre and drama in a number of locations. It follows the career of AustraliaOCOs major playwrights OCo Alma De Groen, Jenny Kemp, Richard Murphet, John Romeril, Stephen Sewell and David Willamson OCo whose early plays were first performed at La Mama and the Pram Factory theatres in Melbourne in the sixties and seventies and who continue to make new work. The bookOCOs dual purpose is to examine the impact of the sixties on playwriting and update the scholarship on the contemporary works with close readings of the plays of the nineties and the first decade of the twenty-first century. By analysing the recent plays, the book traces the continuing impact of left wing politics and cultural change on Australian theatre and society."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prisoners of the Japanese

Prisoners of the Japanese

16 Gareth Griffiths , “ Unhappy the Land that has Need of Heroes ” : John Romeril's “ Asian ” Plays , in Gareth Griffiths ( ed . ) , John Romeril , p . 153 . 17 Elizabeth Webby , ' The Floating World ( 1974 ) ; in Griffiths ( ed . ) ...

Author: Roger Bourke

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702235644

Category: History

Page: 234

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Many of us have read books or watched films based on the prisoner-of-war experience under the Japanese. It's probably true to say that several postwar generations of Americans, Britons and Australians, although no doubt aware of the many memoirs and diaries of prisoners of war of the Japanese, have almost certainly constructed their understanding of that experience largely from its popular fictions. To date, studies on this topic have concentrated on the many memoirs and diaries of former prisoners of the Japanese. Prisoners of the Japanese is the first book to analyse the major fictions of the prisoner-of-war experience under the Japanese.
Categories: History

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature

A theatre was born which not only embraced relevant and large , even epic , issues but searched for new forms in which to express them . John Romeril's Chicago , Chicago ( 1969 ) is an evocative , surreal piece dramatising an American ...

Author: Elizabeth Webby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521658438

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

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An indispensable reference for the study of Australian literature.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The English Reports Privy Council including Indian appeals 1809 1865

The English Reports  Privy Council  including Indian appeals   1809 1865

The other Respondents were John Charles Romeril and the guardian of Jemima Esther Stokes , the children of the Appellant's deceased wife by a former husband , who had been allowed to intervene . The facts of the case were these :The ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105062863670

Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

White Vanishing

White Vanishing

143 On one level, Romeril's stated intentions in scripting the lost-child incident to illustrate the father's lack of respect for the tracker and ... '44 Quoted in Millard, “One Night the Moon: Interview with John Romeril,” para 18.

Author: Elspeth Tilley


ISBN: 9789401208703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

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"The story of the vulnerable white person vanishing without trace into the harsh Australian landscape is a potent and compelling element in multiple genres of mainstream Australian culture. It has been sung in "Little Boy Lost," brought to life on the big screen in Picnic at Hanging Rock, immortalized in Henry Lawson's poems of lost tramps, and preserved in the history books' tales of Leichhardt or Burke and Wills wandering in mad circles."--publisher website.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Staging a Revolution

Staging a Revolution

'John Romeril describes ...' See John Romeril's c. 2005 Pram Factory memories, <>. 'under the umbrella title .

Author: Kath Kenny

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781743822753

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Claire Dobbin, Helen Garner, Evelyn Krape, Jude Kuring and Yvonne Marini mocked the ocker character beloved by Pram Factory playwrights, and performed monologues about men, sex, and how they felt "as a woman". Directed by Kerry Dwyer and produced by the Carlton Women's Liberation group, the play's frank revelations stunned audiences and shocked the Pram Factory world. Set against a backdrop of moratorium marches, inner-city cafes and share houses, and the rising tide of sexual liberation and countercultural movements, Kath Kenny uses interviews and archival material to tell the story of Betty Can Jump. On the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking play, she considers its ongoing impact on Australian culture, and asks why the great cultural renaissance of women's liberation has been largely forgotten. She sets out her stake in this story, as a theatre reviewer today and as a child born into the revolutionary early 1970s. And she asks why feminism keeps getting stuck in mother-daughter battles, rethinking her own experience as a young feminist who clashed with Garner over the publication of The First Stone.
Categories: Performing Arts



“ Romeril's Work with Race , Class , and Ethnicity . ” In John Romeril , ed . Gareth Griffiths , 86–102 . Amsterdam : Rodopi . Butler - Adam , John . 1986. “ Reading Landscapes as Texts : Grammatology , Hermeneutics , and the Spatial ...

Author: Helen Gilbert

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472066773

Category: Drama

Page: 292

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The Australian stage explored for its complex negotiations of race, gender, and post-colonialism
Categories: Drama

Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English

Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English

ROMERIL,. JOHN. (1945–). Australian. dramatist. Born in Melbourne, Australia, and educated at Monash University, Melbourne, he was a key figure in the 'New Wave' Australian drama of the late 1960s and early 1970s, being prominent in the ...

Author: Eugene Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134468478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1676

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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.
Categories: Literary Criticism