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Antigone
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Antigone

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Sophocles (adapted by Eamon Flack)
 

Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes’ civil war, have both been killed in battle. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles will be honoured and Polyneices disgraced. The rebel brother’s body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lay unburied to become the food of carrion animals. Defying Creon’s edict Antigone buries her brother and in so doing unleashes a terrible tragedy.


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  • What a great piece of theatre! The adaptation by Eamon Flack retains the power of the original, while making it not so much up to date, as timeless. -  ArtsHub
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Cast : 4M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-880-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Antigone
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Antigone

Adapted by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Sophocles
 

Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in. Everyone has a right to bury their dead. Everyone has a right to give their loved ones a dignified resting place. Yet when the community leaders decide that they need to set an example, they deny Antigone her right to mourn. Faced with the prospect of unresolved grief, she rebels against everything she knows. Her fate is mandated: either fall in line or be outcast forever.


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DR JANE MONTGOMERY GRIFFITHS is Director of the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, and former Convenor of Monash's Classical Studies Program. She combines academic research and teaching with professional practice as a theatre maker. She has had an extensive career as an actor both in Australia and the UK, performing with theatres including the RSC, Cambridge Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company and Belvoir. As a writer, her plays include Saphho...in 9 fragments (nominated for the Victorian and NSW Premiers' Literary Awards), An Ox Stand on my Tongue (Winner of an R E Ross Award and PWA development place) and Sectioned (ABC RN).
Cast : 3F, 3M
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-559-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Antigone / Cyrano de Bergerac
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Antigone / Cyrano de Bergerac

Damien Ryan
 
Who here can tell what law we owe the dead?

Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is a child of war. Thousands of years ago she asked a question: What do we do with the body of the enemy, when this enemy is our brother?

Damien Ryan’s new adaptation of Sophocles’ classic takes the conflicts of ancient Thebes and wrenches them passionately into the present. This story of war and its aftermath is a powerful yet vulnerable allegory about one of history’s most famous families.

Sport for Jove’s production of Antigone won seven Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016.

'[Brings the original] whole and unharmed and germane into the now.' —Diana Simmonds, StageNoise

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It stays with me, one thing… my panache!

Cyrano de Bergerac is convinced that his outrageously-sized nose will forever stop him from being loved by Roxane, his intellectual and beautiful friend. But Roxane is in love—with Christian, a handsome yet inarticulate soldier in Cyrano’s regiment. Together, Christian and Cyrano make a flawless human.

Edmond Rostand’s original 1890s tragicomic French masterpiece is the unique romance that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language. This new adaptation by Damien Ryan brings the action forward to WWI, where Cyrano is a war poet like no other.

Sport for Jove’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac won three Sydney Theatre Awards in 2013.

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‘It’s an absolutely inspired adaptation, which soars with the poetry and pathos of Rostand’s original... It’s robust, lively, joyous and very funny, as well as deeply humane and poignant.'  Jo Litson, Limelight (Read the full review here)

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Cast : 5F, 5M + chorus and musician; 14F, 38M doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-086-8 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Australian Women's Drama: Texts and Feminisms
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Australian Women's Drama: Texts and Feminisms

Vocations / The Chapel Perilous / Historia / Murras / Remember / The Forty Lounge Cafe / Running Up a Dress

Peta Tait & Elizabeth Schafer (eds)
 
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.

Vocationsby Alma De Groen
Two women, a writer and an actress, must try to separate their vocations from the nesting instincts of their mates.
The Chapel Perilous,  by Dorothy Hewett
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.


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Historia,  by Noëlle Janaczewska
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.


Murras,  by Eva Johnson
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. 


Remember,  by Jenny Kemp
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. 

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The Forty Lounge Cafe , by Tes Lyssiotis
A lyrical family story spanning three generations and two worlds. 

Running Up A Dress , by Suzanne Spunner
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. 
Cast : Vocations - 2M, 2F + extras / The Chapel Perilous - 3M, 2F / Historia - 2M, 2F / Remember - 2M, 3F / The Forty Lounge Cafe - 9F (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-497-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Away
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Away

Michael Gow
 
Commencing with a school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespearean themes of suffering and reconciliation persist as three families on separate holidays are united during a fierce storm.

Featuring introductions by May-Brit Akerholt and Richard Wherrett and a critical essay by Hilary Bell.


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Cast : 6M, 4F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-211-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Brumby Innes / Bid Me to Love
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Brumby Innes / Bid Me to Love

Katharine Susannah Prichard
 

'I consider Brumby Innes to be in a class by itself' wrote theatre director Gregan McMahon in 1927, 'It is a very remarkable work, comparable to some of the best of Eugene O'Neill's, and it is, moreover, essentially Australian.'

Written in the 1920s, Brumby Innes confronts the turbulent relations between the sexes and the races in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is published with another Prichard play from the 1920s, Bid Me To Love which, by contrast, is set among the fashionable rich in the lush hills outside Perth.

The two plays are compelling for their dramatic styles and for their insight into the novels which followed: Coonardoo and Intimate Strangers. And both had to wait more than forty years for their first production.

Cast : 9M, 6F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-086-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Chapel Perilous, The
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Chapel Perilous, The

Dorothy Hewett
 
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.

   

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Cast : 3M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-814-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Cloudstreet
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Cloudstreet

Nick Enright & Justin Monjo
 
A sprawling stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel. Cloudstreet follows the fluctuating fortunes of two families who inhabit a rambling old house in Perth.

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Cast : 8M, 6F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-589-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Club, The
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Club, The

David Williamson
 

Williamson’s famous play about the uses and abuses of managerial power, which in 1976 foreshadowed the great changes that Australian football has since endured, proves even more prescient since the rise and fall of Super League. This is a play set behind the scenes, a head-on tackle of brawn versus bureaucracy.



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Cast : 6M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-013-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Cosi
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Cosi

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Louis Nowra
 

Nowra’s vibrant play is set inside a psychiatric institution where Lewis, a university student, has been employed to direct a show. He becomes emotionally involved with his patients-cum-actors as his operatic production lurches forward and anti-Vietnam protests rage outside.

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Cast : 5M, 3F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-403-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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