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About Julie

Julie Holledge began her career as an actor and director in the British alternative theatre movement in the 1970s. and moved to Australia in the early 1980s.

Major publications include Innocent Flowers: Women in Edwardian Theatre (1981), and with Joanne Tompkins, Women's Intercultural Performance (2000). She is currently working on a global production history of Ibsen's A Doll's House as part of the Ibsen Between Cultures research project based at the University of Oslo, and is a chief investigator with the AusStage project.

Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/julie.holledge

Book launch: The Abyssinian Contortionist – by David Carlin

I am delighted to be able to launch David’s book here in Adelaide – particularly as so many of you will remember him from his previous life as a South Australian playwright and theatre director.

David’s first acclaimed book, Our Father Who Wasn’t There, was connected to his early theatre writings performed at the Red Shed, but The Abyssinian Contortionist is a new departure.  It is – as he describes it – his first not-me book.

I got so much pleasure from reading the unexpected twists and turns of this story – particularly when I reached the heart of the book, David’s second visit to Ethiopia -that I don’t want to give too much away.

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