A reading of Alan Seymour's 1960 play The One Day of the Year, calling into question "myths" on which Australian identity has built itself. The play testifies to the processes of transformation the Australian politics, culture and society underwent after World War II. Thorugh the staging of a conflict within a working class family, it reopresents the contradictions behind one of the most "authentical" and "original" Australian celebration, Anzac Day.

'They're so Australian': Alan Seymour's Revision of Australian Identity

CATTANI, FRANCESCO
2006

Abstract

A reading of Alan Seymour's 1960 play The One Day of the Year, calling into question "myths" on which Australian identity has built itself. The play testifies to the processes of transformation the Australian politics, culture and society underwent after World War II. Thorugh the staging of a conflict within a working class family, it reopresents the contradictions behind one of the most "authentical" and "original" Australian celebration, Anzac Day.
Thinking Down Under. Australian Politics, Society and Culture in Translation
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