Family at the Cultural Crossroads Hannie Rayson’s Mary: glimpses of family dynamics in a migrant community

  • Monica Tamta Trainer, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara(Punjab)

Abstract

The dynamics of family is one of the oldest themes known to the stage. In Australian theatre also plays concerning the family are frequent, and some of the greatest Australian dramatists are recognized for the plays that are centered on family life. Hannie Rayson, a Melbourne-based writer who is widely regarded
as the most influential female playwright of the contemporary Australian Theatre, believes, “we’re all connected in some way to family” (Marriner, Web. 2010). Her works express a profound concern for the role of family in the Australian society.

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Published
2018-07-07
How to Cite
TAMTA, Monica. Family at the Cultural Crossroads Hannie Rayson’s Mary: glimpses of family dynamics in a migrant community. Drishti - The Sight, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 20-26, july 2018. ISSN 2319-8281. Available at: <http://drishtithesight.com/index.php/drishti/article/view/53>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2018.
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