The State of Play by Leonard Radic

by
August 1991, no. 133

The State of Play by Leonard Radic

Penguin, 259 pp, $24.95pb

The State of Play by Leonard Radic

by
August 1991, no. 133

The subtitle of this book, ‘The Revolution in the Australian Theatre since the 1960s’, is the clue to its subject and its thesis. If it is plain that Australian theatre and, in particular, Australian drama, is now an established fact, a splendid feature of the cultural landscape, this is only a recent growth.

The author has been peculiarly placed to watch this growth, to assist it and even to inspire it. Since 1974, as theatre critic for the Melbourne Age, he has seen and reviewed more than 2000 productions, more than 1000 of them plays by Australian writers.

Darryl Emmerson reviews 'The State of Play' by Leonard Radic

The State of Play

by Leonard Radic

Penguin, 259 pp, $24.95pb

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