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As Told by the Boys Who Fed Me Apples

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Title: As Told by the Boys Who Fed Me Apples
Author: Johns, Rosemary
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136,000 Australian horses went to The First World War. They were shelled, gassed, starved. They were loved. Those still alive at war's end were abandoned, or shot. All except one. Sandy is the only Australian horse to come home from the war spending his final days in the Maribyrnong remount depot. Through Sandy's eyes we experience the lives of three men who fought in that war. Sandy's unknown story is told through the Major General mortally wounded at Gallipoli, a veterinarian on the Western Front, and the groom who brings Sandy home.
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as told by the boys who fed me apples
by Rosemary Johns

Sandy was the only Australian War Horse to return home from World War I. This is his poignant and fragmented war story. Through Sandy we experience the lives of three men who fought in the war.

Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges is mortally wounded at Gallipoli, and Sandy is his charger. A veterinary officer is caught with Sandy behind the lines on the Western Front in a gas shell barrage. A ‘permanently unfit’ soldier becomes a groom and brings Sandy home. Each is affected by their symbiotic relationship with the horse.

This unique, poetic piece of theatre captures the brutality of war and the heroism of the soldiers and horses who served.

Sandy is the horse full of wattle who drank the waters of the Murray in bucketloads, and who danced with bogong moths.

He is our connection to all those left behind.

Cast : 4M, doubling possible

ROSEMARY JOHNS has an Honours Class I degree in Drama (Manchester University, UK) and received a one year drama scholarship to Tulane University, New Orleans. Rosemary was invited to the 10th WPIC conference in Cape Town 2015 with the devised Don’t Go There (with Mary Helen Sassman), presented with South African actors. Her plays, published by Currency Press, include Stray, Black Box 149 and Carrying Shoes into the Unknown . Black Box 149 will have its European premiere at the State Theatre Nuremberg in 2017. Her plays to date have been produced at La Mama, Big West Festival, 45 Downstairs, New Theatre, 12th Night Theatre, and Playbox, and presented in Stockholm, Mumbai, Athens and New Zealand. Rosemary also works with children and youth in rural areas, devising performing arts experiences.


Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/03/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760620523
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping in stock
As Told by the Boys Who Fed Me Apples