Paul Maunder (2)

Coal and the Coast: A reflection on the Pike River disaster

ISBN: 9781927145265

Author: Paul Maunder    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 Novem­ber 2010. What do ...


The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 Novem­ber 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflect­ing on the big issues at stake.


Pages: 144


Publication Date: 01-01-2012


Tags: New Zealand   History
$25.00
Rebellious Mirrors

ISBN: 9781927145456

Author: Paul Maunder    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This unique account of community-based theatre - theatre created by professionals working with communities - challenges the mainstream history of New Zealand th...


This unique account of community-based theatre - theatre created by professionals working with communities - challenges the mainstream history of New Zealand theatre. Rebellious Mirrors looks at the early production of theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand, investigates the experimental period of the 1970s, which is seen as searching for an authentic role, portrays the beginnings of Maori theatre, and gives a comprehensive portrait of a field of work during the period 1990-2010: work that took place within the contradictory framework of neo-liberalism.

Paul Maunder has had a life-long career in New Zealand theatre, beginning in experimental group theatre, exploring political and bicultural theatre, with occasional forays into the mainstream, before becoming committed to community-based theatre.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2013


$45.00
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