The Performing Arts & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The representation of war in music and theatre has had enduring resonance. Music has been used to stir the blood of combatants and inspire great courage, and also to offer consolation to the bereaved. Theatrical representations of war give meaning to the conflict and recreate the intensity of conflict. Our expert Professors Barry Conyngham, Mary Luckhurst and Jane Davidson will join ABC Radio National's Dr Michael Cathcart to discuss the affecting qualities of the performing arts and the way in which they convey the meaning of war.

This event is part of the University of Melbourne ANZAC Centenary Lectures.

Pack up your troubles: Music and the Great War is showing at the Grainger Museum until December 2015.