August 29, 1993

Outside Studies Report

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Murray Bramwell
Drama Discipline
School of Humanities

Duration of Program – 6 May – 27 May, 1993.

The purpose of my travel was to attend two conferences- the NZ SAGAS Conference in Laufen, Germany where I delivered a paper and the EACLALS Triennial Conferenec in Graz, Austria. I also spent several days in Munich prior to travelling to Laufen and five days in Venice, Florence and Rome before returning to Australia.

QANTAS QF 105 Sydney to Frankfurt arriving 7 May.
Train from Frankfurt to Munich 8 May.

In Munich I received hospitality from Mr Fred Hartmann, formerly of the Hamburg Oper and now resident in Munich. Mr Hartmann not only spoke extensively about his work in Hamburg in opera and music theatre but also accompanied colleagues and I to historic theatres notably the Gartner-Theatre. Also at the Glyptothek Munchen I attended Iphigenie/Titus Andronicus, a performance work by Joseph Beuys.

As this was my first visit to Europe some time in Munich was especially valuable because of the excellent art museums there. The collections at the Alte Pinakethek, the Neue Pinakethek and the Lenbachhaus contain leading European holdings of all periods of painting. Because of the strong links between the literary, dramatic and visual arts the opportunity to see these works was most enriching.

I also made contact with Dr Christopher Balme who is in the Theatre Department at Universitat Munchen. I had subsequent discussions with Dr Balme at the Laufen conference and arranged to send him Australian theatre material relevant to his research.

14 May Munich to Laufen
Laufen is a small town on the border of Austria and Germany.
It is located about 15 km from Salzburg where Dr Katrina Bachinger, the NZ-SAGAS Conference organiser is based.


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