Australian Bards and British Reviewers


Sykes examines British criticism of Australian plays, including a number by David Williamson, noting persistent focus on the plays as records of 'Australian life'. Sykes argues that even the best British critics 'are more superficial when they write about Australian drama than when they write about British or European drama'.

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Published 1 May 1975 in Volume 7 No. 1. Subjects: Australian literature - Study & teaching - Overseas, Critical reception, Drama & theatre criticism, David Williamson.

Cite as: Sykes, Alrene. ‘Australian Bards and British Reviewers.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 1975, doi: 10.20314/als.1bd322c202.