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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?

Creon, Antigone’s uncle, is a leader trying to usher in democracy after a brutal civil war. When Creon discovers what Antigone has done, both of them suffer the consequences. Personal conscience is pitted against national law and neither come out clean.

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

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.

This epic plot spans a whole war, from Parisian bakeries to the bloody battlefront. Dramatic irony takes centre stage alongside Cyrano’s sharp wit and painful yearning.

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.


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

Cast : 5F, 5M + chorus and musician; 14F, 38M doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-086-8 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Critical Studies Collection: Patricia Cornelius
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Critical Studies Collection: Patricia Cornelius

Currency Press


Patricia Cornelius is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated playwrights. She is known for her confronting plays that often deal with people living on the margins of society, struggling with poverty and prejudice. The Sydney Festival 2017 showcased three of Patricia’s plays, as well as a discussion with Festival Director Wesley Enoch.

This collection contains seven pieces of criticism on Cornelius’ plays SHIT, Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?, Do Not Go Gentle, The Berry Man and LOVE, written by Julian Meyrick, Hilary Glow, Tom Holloway, Susie Dee and Cornelius herself. Read Cornelius through her eyes, and through the eyes of her peers in theatremaking.

This is the first title in the Critical Studies Collection by Currency Press. Each title in the collection showcases an Australian playwright or a theatrical theme, through written criticism and audiovisual material. The sources range from recent publications through to rare books that are currently out of print. Complete with source listings and recommended further reading, this series is the ideal guide for students and teachers of theatre from the HSC to tertiary study.
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-126-1 | ebook only
Dramawise Reimagined
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Dramawise Reimagined

Learning to manage the elements of drama

Brad Haseman/John O'Toole
‘In drama, we are the creators. Like in a skeleton, the bones of drama only work together. The human context—the situation, the people and their relationships—are the flesh. The body is given shape and animated by the way we focus those basic elements, and how we place them in space and time. We breathe life into the body through the story and the tension we create, and we give it language and movement to express itself, clothing the drama with its mood and symbols.’

In 1987, Brad Haseman and John O’Toole released Dramawise, a dynamic guide to drama education. This book stands as a definitive text for teachers, students and drama practitioners, shaping many classroom programs and curricula at a state, national and international level. Dramawise Reimagined is the successor. It reaches beyond the original concepts, offering newly challenging drama activities that reflect complex questions in today’s society.

The result is a complete coursebook for students and teachers of secondary-school drama, featuring activities that thoroughly detail each element of drama. This is done using process dramas and plays from the wider world. Practical drama activities are supported with in-depth discussion of each of the elements of dramatic form, as well as traditional and contemporary dramatic meanings and approaches to play-making contextualised by the elements of theatre.

See the Dramawise Reimagined official website with blog, workshop information, competitions and more.

Read more about Dramawise Reimagined, and see a page sample here.

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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-589-9 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Endangered: Three Plays
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Endangered: Three Plays

Justine Campbell/Sarah Hamilton et al.

Three plays that make a powerful statement on Australia’s relationship with the environment in the shadow of global warming.

They Saw a Thylacine by Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton

Out of the darkness, Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction. For this thylacine tracker and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and fight to survive.

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