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Stephen Chinna

Dr, BA PhD Murd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Funding overview

1999-2006. UWA Chief Investigator on the Management Committee for the National Electronic Facility to Promote Research into Australian Performing Arts - AusStage - set up in November, 1999. Participating institutions: Flinders University, Univ. of Queensland, Univ. of New South Wales, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Univ. of New England, Univ. of Newcastle, La Trobe Univ. University of Western Australia.


Dr Stephen Chinna is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. As well as teaching in numerous areas of English and Cultural Studies, his major teaching and research interests have been in theatre and performance studies as well as creative writing for the stage and screen. He has directed over thirty theatre productions, including nine Early Modern plays


Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre and performance.
Creative writing for stage and screen.
Postmodern and modern theatre praxis.


  • Theatre
  • History Of Theatre
  • Creative Writing
  • Howard Barker
  • Postmodern and modern theatre and performance
  • Plays of Howard Barker
  • Creative writing (stage and screen)
  • Elizabethan/Jacobean revenge tragedy
  • Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre

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conversation Social Sciences
drought Social Sciences
theater Social Sciences
immigration Social Sciences
water Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Reconciliation Arts & Humanities
Wishes Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1994 2019

‘In Black Swan’s Water, three vignettes explore the politics of immigration, drought and family dynamics.’

Chinna, S., 15 May 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


‘Sunset, a danced evocation of love, loss, and rebirth.’

Chinna, S., 12 Feb 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

‘The Sounds of Speechless, where words are superfluous.’

Chinna, S., 4 Mar 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


“‘Speech falters speech flinches when horror lifts a fist to it’: Action, Emotion, and Inertia in three Hamlet variations.”

Chinna, S., Feb 2019, Hamlet and Emotions. Megna, P., Phillips, B. & White, R. S. (eds.). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 271-288 18 p. (Palgrave Shakespeare Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Be careful what you wish for: the moral lessons of contemporary Dreaming play Skylab.

Chinna, S., 22 Aug 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle