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'Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar': Australian theatre blogging practice

Harvey, N., Grehan, H.ORCID: 0000-0002-9257-5615 and Tompkins, J. (2010) 'Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar': Australian theatre blogging practice. Contemporary Theatre Review, 20 (1). pp. 109-119.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10486800903225626
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Abstract

This paper explores the nature and current function of the Australian theatrical blogosphere. Over a two-year period we have observed the shrinking coverage of arts practices by Australian newspapers alongside a complementary expansion of online, self-published, performance-related discussion and commentary. We argue that bloggers and blog posts now contribute so significantly to Australian theatre practice, production and reception that researchers need to find a methodology to engage with this practice as part of their analysis of live theatre production and reception in Australia...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6437
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