Academic journal article Australasian Drama Studies

Editorial Note

Academic journal article Australasian Drama Studies

Editorial Note

Article excerpt

As readers are aware. April issues of this journal are not "themed" in the way that the special focus October ones are. Nonetheless, something of a pattern has emerged in April issues in recent times and this is no exception. We seem regularly to be attracting articles on Australian and New Zealand theatre history, issues in British and European theatre and matters of concern in contemporary Australasian theatre, together with articles dealing with particular theatre companies and practitioners and their productions. Here are a group of four articles on what might be described as Issues in European and British fheatre and Performance: a pair of articles on Australian Fheatre History and a further four on Contemporary Australian Concerns, along with a Repon on progress in the massive AusStage Electronic Performing Arts Database research project, with which I happen to have been involved since its inception.

I wish to stress that this apparent pattern is not a reflection of editorial bias: what we have published in the past several issues represents a true cross-section of articles which have been submitted, although I am happy to say that this issue has coincidentallv collected submissions on several topics in which 1 have been interested for mam years, notably translation, circus. Australian approaches to Shakespeare performance and the state of theatre in Australia's capital city. Canberra. We also publish the latest Rex Cramphorn Memorial Lecture, given by Nigel Jamieson. and we are. as always, extremely grateful to Laura G inters (Performance Studies. …

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