'Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White' details the rejection of two Patrick White plays - 'The Ham Funeral' and 'Night on Bald Mountain' - by the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia in the early 1960s.
Denise Varney is professor of theatre studies and co-director of the Australian Centre in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia. She publishes on Australian theatre, feminist and women's theatre, theatrical modernism, and theatre and ecology. Sandra D'Urso holds a PhD in performance studies and is currently a researcher at the Australian Centre in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia. D'Urso has published in the areas of theatre and politics, performance art in the twenty-first century, Australian aesthetic modernism and the plays of Patrick White, as well as in contemporary Australian poetry.