Australasian Drama Studies (ADS)

Australasia's Premier Academic Journal for Research in Drama, Theatre and Performance

Established in 1982, Australasian Drama Studies (ADS) is the official journal published by the Association. ADS is a fully peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles, interviews, and production casebooks on world theatre by Australasian and international scholars. The journal also publishes reviews of scholarly books and published play texts.  Link to the journal website is here.

Next Issue: Focus Issue ADS71  October 2017

Reappraising Aesthetic Modernisms in Australian Theatre and Culture: Patrick White and Beyond
Editors: Denise Varney and Sandra D'urso


This special issue arises from new study of Patrick White's theatre that centres on the question of modernism as style and approach, dramaturgy and theatricality in the Australian and international contexts. It considers the question of asethetic modernism in theatre, extending beyond White to a broader consideration of Australian theatrical modernism, its key texts, artists, theatre directors, performances and theory. The issue will contribute to the ways in which an Australian repertoire of modernist experimentation and aesthetic deliberation enter contemporary  performance and its discourses.