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Snapshots from Home (Printed copy)

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Title: Snapshots from Home (Printed copy)
Author: Forde, Margery
Price: $18.95

BOOK BINDING: This is an A5, laser printed, bound with cloth tape reproduction of the DIGITAL PUBLICATION (also available).

Cast: 2M 2F (can have a cast of up to 20)
Character Ages: 14–50
Length: 1 hr approximately
Target Audience: Middle Years / Senior Years / Adult
Style: Historical Drama
Themes: WWII, family, survival

“The success of Snapshots from Home is due to the genuine voice of the piece. It’s not a sonic overblown tale of unimaginable bravery we’ve grown up with in the movies, but a story of quiet, but real heroism.” – Notes from director, Jim Vile

“We just carried on... even with our loved ones away for so long. Everyone shared things... food, knitting and dressmaking patterns. There was this great feeling of pulling together... of making do.” Based on the wartime memories of 24 men and women from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Snapshots from Home shares the stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. An honest, heartbreaking, and hilariously funny glimpse at the realities of life on the home front during World War Two. Commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific, the play combines a series of ‘snapshots’, linked together by visual images, radio broadcasts, dance, music and song.

Since its premiere in the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex in 1995, Snapshots from Home has been staged at the Brisbane Festival, toured Queensland, and has had numerous high-school productions.

Margery Forde is one of Brisbane’s most prolific writers, having written for the Australian stage for over 20 years. Margery’s writing credits include Milo’s Wake, co-written with her husband Michael. Milo’s Wake was commissioned by La Boite. It won the 2001 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Best Stage Play, the 2000 Matilda Award, the Perform/4MBS Award and an AWGIE Nomination 2001.

Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/08/1997
Format: A5 reproduction
ISBN: 9780908156542
Publishing status: Active (web)
Snapshots from Home (Printed copy)