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Blind Giant is Dancing

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Title: Blind Giant is Dancing
Author: Sewell, Stephen
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Winner of the 1985 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award.

Brutality in the workplace, rage in the streets, seething in the home. The vulnerability of political parties when they’ve forgotten why they’re there. The intellectual torpor of modern Australia. How power corrupts.

The Blind Giant is Dancing is an angry and tender depiction of an idealist, Allen Fitzgerald, who becomes so embroiled in a party power struggle that he loses sight of what’s at stake.

When it premiered in 1983, The Blind Giant is Dancing felt like a sharp slap in the face. Now, in an age of ICAC, Union credit cards, speculative housing bubbles, a pulverised working class and vapid leadership in the 21st century, this Australian classic has lost none of its brute force.

Cast : 5F, 10M, doubling possible


Stephen Sewell has been responsible for some of the most provocative and electrifying Australian plays of the past twenty-five years. Among those published by Currency are The Father We Loved on a Beach by the Sea, The Blind Giant is Dancing, Traitors, Dust, The Garden of Granddaughters, The Sick Room and Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America. Recent plays include The Secret Death of Salvador Dali, The Three Furies and It Just Stopped. He has written a number of screenplays, including the acclaimed The Boys, adapted from Gordon Graham's play of the same name, both of which are published by Currency Press.

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925005752
Publishing status: Active (web)
Blind Giant is Dancing