Lecture 6.pdf - The End of the New Wave ● The Play “Honor” shows how Australia got away from masculine swearing nature of the 1970s to a place of

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The End of the New Wave The Play “Honor”: shows how Australia got away from masculine swearing nature of the 1970s to a place of embracing the globalized world. It was written by an Australian The 1980s in Australia Writers who started out in the late 1970s didn’t have a common cause. The “new internationalist” label that was applied to Sewell and Nowra seemed contrived. They were the first playwrights to move away from New Wave and were still writing the the early 21st century. The the 1990s a new collection of writers started exploring the collapse of the ideals of the New Wave in the bleak streets of the postmodern city. Before this, there were a range of theater workers who brought identity politics into the theater in the 1980s. Through their various celebrations of difference and otherness they did become a new movement The idea of Australian drama as a category was reinvented and was challenged in the 80’s by identity and community based drama
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