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Contents: Departments 2 Comment 5 Quotes and Queries 7 Whispers, Rumours and Facts 61 Guide: Theatre, Opera, Dance Musical Theatre 8 Tony Sheldon looks at the uneven history of Australian musical theatre 46 Hello World — This is Sondheim Robert Page Spotlight 3 The Passing of The Independent — Toni Reed Alan Schneider — Barry Eaton Nancye Hayes — Barry Eaton Regional Theatre Part One 18 Hunter Valley Theatre Company How and Why — Tony Trench Frayed Shoestring — Terence Clark Riverina Trucking Company Survey by Terry O’Connell Mobilising Wagga — Marguerite Wells Young Playwrights 14 Errol Bray discusses the first National Young Playwrights Weekend David Marr 16 Sweeney Agonistes David Marr profiles the new Chaiman of the Theatre Board Playscript 29 Marvellous Melbourne — Part two Opera 52 Survey David Gyger Ballet 54 Dance Company (NSW) William Shoubridge International 48 Germany — Berlin Theatertreffen Hugh Rorrison 51 Amsterdam — Festival of Fools Solrun Hoaas Theatre Reviews 22 Queensland Stampede Fall Out and Follow Me South Australia Four Play Readings The Coronation of Poppea 24 A.C.T. Marcel Marceau 25 New South Wales The Glitter Sisters The Ripper Show Don’t Piddle Against the Wind, Mate A Stretch of the Imagination Three Sisters Boeing Boeing The Hostage Big Toys Confusions 40 Victoria Radioactive Horror Show Ashes 42 Western Australia HMS Pinafore As You Like It Martello Towers Records 57 Roger Covell Film 58 Elizabeth Riddell Books 60 Helen van der Poorten


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Reproduced with permission of creator and editor Robert Page. Digitised from the collections of the University of Wollongong Library.

Theatre Australia: Australia's magazine of the performing arts 2(5) September-October 1977