God Save the Queen: The strange persistence of monarchies by Dennis Altman
Judith Anderson: Australian star, first lady of the American stage by Desley Deacon
Australian musical theatre has had a long if chequered history going back to the popular, localised melodramas and pantomimes of the nineteenth century. In the more recent past, we think of successes such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994) and The Boy from Oz (2003) ...... (read more)
Collecting for the Nation: The Australiana Fund by Jennifer Sanders
Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891–1966 by Race Mathews
Divas: Mathilde Marchesi and her pupils by Roger Neill
When Take Me to Paris, Johnny was first published in 1993, the AIDS crisis seemed to be at its worst. Many of us had friends and acquaintances who were dying. One began to notice men who, thin and haggard, one feared were suffering from AIDS (women victims being relatively few in number). There was no sign of the drug therapies that would, towards the end o ...
To highlight Australian Book Review's arts coverage and to celebrate some of the year's memorable concerts, operas, films, ballets, plays, and exhibitions, we invited a group of critics and arts professionals to nominate their favourites – and to nominate one production they are looking forward to in 2016. (We indicate which works were reviewed in Arts Up ...