Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Japanese Bogie Man: "Pantomime was a very popular form of entertainment in the 19th Century. Djin Djin proved to be a successful production of the form. It maintained the strong tradition of pantomime that was imported from Europe. This tradition was adapted to the Australian experience and the plot and script of Djin Djin reflected the attitudes and characteristics of contemporary society. It portrayed images of Australia that relied on racist stereotypes and satirized the rising wave of feminist thought in the country. Djin Djin was a snapshot of Australian society at the end of the 19th Century."