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Mozart and 'The Doll': the Elizabethan Theatre Trust and the Institutionali...

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When the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust was established in 1954 its brief was both to stage European classical plays, Operas and (eventually) ballets but at the same time the encourage the writing of Australian plays featuring local themes and local accents. While it succeeded in these aims a vigorous debate emerged about whether the 'slice of life' plays like 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll' and 'The One Day of the Year' really qualified as 'high' culture. In the end these proletarian Australian plays challenged the notion that high culture was somehow separate and more pure than the culture of everyday life. Join Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse for an exploration of popular and 'high' culture.

Hosted by Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts.

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2017, supported by Create NSW.

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