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Australian Women's Drama

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Title: Australian Women's Drama
Author: Tait, Peta - Schafer, Elizabeth - Spunner, Suzann
Price: $34.99

A collection of plays that charts some of the shifts in feminist thinking over the past twenty-five years and features some of Australia's most renowned female dramatists.

The plays are: The Chapel Perilous (Dorothy Hewett); Vocations (Alma De Groen); Running Up A Dress (Suzanne Spunner); Murras (Eva Johnson); The Forty Lounge Cafe (Tes Lyssiotis); Remember (Jenny Kemp); and Historia (Noelle Janaczewska).

THE CHAPEL PERILOUS: The painful and sometimes farcical life of a defiant young poet, Sally Banner, as she attempts - through her school days, lovers, marriage and politics - to extract meaning from her environment. Music by Frank Arndt. 3M, 2F.

VOCATIONS: Two women, a writer and an actress, must try to separate their vocations from the nesting instincts of their mates. 2M, 2F, plus extras.

RUNNING UP A DRESS: A collage of performed selves, this play depicts the 'wear and tear' on mother-daughter relationships through linguistic exercises on the extended metaphor of dressmaking. 2F.

MURRAS: An Aboriginal woman, Ruby, struggles against hostile and racist society. She loses her husband to alcoholism induced by despair at the loss of his land and culture; and she loses her house under authoritarian governmental rehousing policies. She must face other terrible things, too, but the tragic events of her life are offset by her courageous strength. 3M, 3F.

THE FORTY LOUNGE CAFE: A lyrical family story spanning three generations and two worlds, told from the persepctive of a young Greek bride coming to Australia. 9F, Doubling possible.

REMEMBER: Sustaining a tension between a mundane domesticity and the surreal, exotic projections of Moderna's inner world, Remember investigates the long-term consequences of the experience of rape. 2M, 3F.

HISTORIA: A lesbian love affair between the Polish-born Zosia and the Australian Zoe invokes a powerful reconsideration of the boundaries placed around ethnicity and nationality, cyberspace and real time, and the past and the present. 2M, 2F.


Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 05/06/1997
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780868194974
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping
Australian Women's Drama