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ERIC Number: EJ799162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Performing Refugee Policy in Politics and Theatre
Williams, David
Research in Drama Education, v13 n2 p199-204 Jun 2008
This essay provides a brief account of selected performances of Australian refugee policy in the domains of politics and theatre. In the domain of politics, it considers rhetorical performances by government ministers and military personnel in relation to the so-called "children overboard" scandal of 2001, and the scandal's parliamentary investigation of 2002, the "Senate Select Committee on A Certain Maritime Incident." In particular, I examine the rhetoric of "professionalism" in the testimony of Rear Admiral Smith to the Committee. The essay then moves to a discussion of the re-presentation of these policy performances in the domain of theatre, examining Sydney-based performance group version 1.0's 2004 production, "CMI (A Certain Maritime Incident)," a performance that took as its primary source material transcripts of the Senate Select Committee. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia