Unsettling Space

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Unsettling Space investigates contestations over spatiality in one culturally composite nation, Australia, where contemporary theater stages competing cultural and political agendas through space and place. The book is shaped by three specific representations of space: monuments, contaminated places, and borders. Covering a wide range of plays, and offering a highly original theoretical framework for analyzing drama, this study will have wide appeal for issues of space, ...

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Overview

Unsettling Space investigates contestations over spatiality in one culturally composite nation, Australia, where contemporary theater stages competing cultural and political agendas through space and place. The book is shaped by three specific representations of space: monuments, contaminated places, and borders. Covering a wide range of plays, and offering a highly original theoretical framework for analyzing drama, this study will have wide appeal for issues of space, spatiality and territory in all forms of theater, in all nations.

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JOANNE TOMPKINS is Associate Professor/Reader at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her books include Post-colonial Theatre (with Helen Gilbert) and Women's Intercultural Performance (with Julie Holledge). While co-editing Modern Drama, she co-edited Modern Drama: Defining the Field with Ric Knowles and W.B. Worthen. She develops virtual reality models of theatres for research and practical applications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—Fixing Spatial Coordinates
• Mapping Australian Space in Theatre
• Monuments
• Contamination
• Borders
• Conclusion

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