A cultural history of the bushranger legend in theatres and cinemas, 1828-2017 /
|Author / Creator:||Couzens, Andrew James, author.|
|Imprint:||London, UK : Anthem Press, 2019.|
|Description:||viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Series:||Anthem studies in Australian literature and culture ; 1|
Anthem studies in Australian literature and culture.
|Subject:||Bushrangers in literature.|
Bushrangers -- In motion pictures.
Theater -- Australia -- History.
Motion pictures -- Australia -- History.
Theater and society -- Australia.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Outlaws in popular culture -- Australia.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11905851|
|Summary:||'A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828-2017' is a multidisciplinary investigation into the history of cultural representations of the bushranger legend on the stage and screen, charting that history from its origins in colonial theatre works performed while bushrangers still roamed Australia's bush to contemporary Australian cinema. It considers the influences of industrial, political and social disruptions on these representations as well as their contributions to those disruptions. The cultural history recounted in this book provides not only an insight into the role of popular narrative representations of bushrangers in the development and reflection of Australian character, but also a detailed case study of the specific mechanisms at work in the symbiosis between a nation's values and its creative production.|
|Physical Description:||viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index.|
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