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    Title: Travel and Empire in Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good
    Authors: Shih, Yi-chin
    Contributors: 淡江大學英美語言文化學系
    Date: 2012-12
    Issue Date: 2013-07-29 19:24:41 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: West Lafayette: Purdue University Press
    Abstract: In her article “Travel and Empire in Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good” Yi-chin Shih analyzes Our Country's Good from the perspective of travel in order to explore the exercise of empire and the practice of resistance. Considered as one of the luminaries in British theater, Timberlake Wertenbaker (1951-) has produced several successful works, especially Our Country's Good (1988), which won her a Laurence Olivier Award for the Best Play and solidified her reputation as an important playwright in world theater. Our Country's Good is based on real historical facts about the First Fleet's transportation of criminals from England to Australia to build New South Wales in 1787. Shih explores aspects of travel in the early colonial period of Australian history and its relationship between travel and empire.
    Relation: CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture 14(5), 19(8pages)
    DOI: 10.7771/1481-4374.2153
    Appears in Collections:[Department of English Language and Culture] Journal Article

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