John Kneubuhl and Pacific Theatre


Grant Data
Project Title
John Kneubuhl and Pacific Theatre
Principal Investigator
Dr Heim, Otto   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2017-12-31
Amount
326000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Pacific Island writing, Pacific drama and theatre, Kneubuhl, John
Discipline
Literature
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17600515
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) To situate Kneubuhl's work historically in the specific local contexts in which his plays have been produced to date (in the 1940s, the 1970s, the 1990s, and the present), focusing especially on the connections between Kneubuhl's evolving notion of theatricality, as expressed in his plays and his directorial efforts, and changing conditions and conventions of theatrical production. 3) To trace the coherence and evolution of Kneubuhl's vision of a Pacific theatre, in both his dramatic and non-dramatic writing, and to address its place and significance in the emergence of a popular Pacific theatre in the late twentieth century. 4) To initiate and encourage further critical study and debate of Kneubuhl's work and its value by presenting preliminary findings at conferences and in other forms of publication, with a view to furthering the archival preservation and possible dissemination of his dramatic work as a resource for future scholarly and creative pursuits in the Pacific and elsewhere.