David Branson biography planning

From Joel Swadling over at the Splinters Facebook page:

The project I am proposing will take the form of a book-length literary biography of David Branson, dealing prominently with his impact on arts in the ACT and Melbourne (and, to a lesser extent, his rural and international touring)…

The structure I plan to use is to tell David’s inspiring story from a number of different angles at once, running concurrently throughout the work the stories of people who knew David over long periods of time, interspersed with vignettes of people who may only have known him for brief, isolated periods. Parts of the text will be presented in oral-biography format (with interviewees’ names preceding paragraph-length quotes); I may also use quotations from the papers and clippings in the archives. I would like to have a photo-essay running throughout; Margaret Hunt, David’s mother, has reminded me that the photographer ‘pling has a lot of material, though obviously the work of others is welcome.


About tonebuddha

I am undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Digital Humanities Research , Australian National University. My research is developing a theoretical framework for using online archives of theatre and performance video to research audiences over long time periods. The Splinters archive is a case study for my research.
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