Publication Launch: “Shakespeare and Australia”, special issue of *Australian Studies*

Elizabeth Schafer and Emma Cox (General Editor and Associate Editor, respectively, of Australian Studies) are pleased to announce that Gay McAuley will be launching the latest issue of Australian Studies – which focusses on the subject of ‘Shakespeare and Australia’:

Wednesday 11 December
Studio 2, The Caryl Churchill Theatre,
Royal Holloway University of London,
Egham TW20 OEX.

The launch will follow on from a Rehearsal Studies seminar which Gay will be leading, beginning at 15.00. Please rsvp ( if you are able to come along.


The issue of Australian Studies can be found at



Rosemary Gaby, ‘Dunsinane, Mount Macedon: Geoffrey Wright’s Melbourne ‘Macbeth’ (2006)’.

Jonathan Rayner, ‘Meditative Tangents: Fred Schepisi’s ‘The Eye of the Storm’ (2011)’.

Anna Kamaralli, ‘Shakespeare and the Drover’s Wife: the Work of Women in the Australian Cultural Landscape’.

Elinor Parsons, ‘An Inexplicable Dumbshow? Narrative Innovation in Robert Helpmann’s ‘Hamlet’ (1942)’.

Rob Conkie, ‘Remember Me’.

Julian Meyrick, ‘Shakespeare, Classic Adaptations and the Retreat into the Theatrical’.

Kate Flaherty and Edel Lamb, ‘The 1863 Melbourne Shakespeare War: Barry Sullivan, Charles and Ellen Kean, and the Play of Cultural Usurpation on the Australian Stage’.

Emma Cox, ‘In Conversation with Geoffrey Rush’.