The Theatre as an Aspect of Artistic Expression by the Greeks in Australia


  • George Kanarakis Charles Sturt University


The history of the theatre of the Greeks in Australia, both as literary writing and as stage production, is not as old as their immigrant history, yet during its course of life of nearly ninety years it has formed a body which we are able to study and evaluate as an entity. This occurred, on the one hand, because of the particular geographical, socio-cultural, linguistic and other conditions of Australian society under which it developed, and, on the other hand, because of the idiosyncratic atmosphere of immigrant community life in which it was born and grew.