The Resource A theatre developed in isolation : theatrical elements of the Australian Aborigines

A theatre developed in isolation : theatrical elements of the Australian Aborigines

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A theatre developed in isolation : theatrical elements of the Australian Aborigines
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A theatre developed in isolation : theatrical elements of the Australian Aborigines
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Brief outline of threefold migration into Australia, trading in ceremonies, songs & rituals; costume (charcoal, ochres, kaolin, manganese, feathers, plants, animal fur); makeup (cicatrization, treatment of beard, false beard, hair tying, masks of New Guinea origin on north coast, headdress twig foundation, feather decoration, headdresses of totemic groups for Engwura ceremony (Central Australia), patterns for body; decoration (human blood adhesive, lines, dots, circles & lattice, outlining of ribs), Gulf Country Molongo dance (ochre bands, feathers), totemic patterns (Oenpelli initiation ceremonies), connection between red ochre facial design with wooden carving of god Laindjung; sites for initiation rites (Central Australia, N.S.W.), increase ceremonies (Central Australia); natural scenery effects, comparison with classical Greeks in timing for natural lighting effects; music - style of chanting, musical instruments (wooden sticks or weapons, lizard skin drum, drums & shell rattles of New Guinea origin on northern coasts, Port Essington nose-flute, didjeridu, bull-roarer), dance steps & mime; playabout dramas, clown or jester, audience (quotes Berndts for audience seating, participation), womens role, comparison of Aboriginal performances to happening
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Byrne, Patricia
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A theatre developed in isolation : theatrical elements of the Australian Aborigines
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M0034165
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p6506
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0058064
Label
A theatre developed in isolation : theatrical elements of the Australian Aborigines
Publication
Control code
M0034165
Stock number
p6506
System control number
0058064

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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