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Cosi
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Cosi

The play

Louis Nowra
 

‘Nowra has written a terrific play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity, life: it’s a big, splendidly Australian epic.’ FRANK GAUNTLETT, Telegraph Mirror

Set in a mental institution in 1970, Così is Louis Nowra’s second semi-autobiographical play. Lewis has recently left university and takes up a job directing Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. Lewis the non-participant becomes emotionally involved with his actors’ lives as his operatic production lurches forward and the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the streets outside.

‘Nowra’s generous humour offers up a word of the most extraordinary, ordinary people; and a hilarious situation-comedy, to boot … [but there are] hints of darkness that lies beyond the light: the real world.’

ANGELA BENNIE, Sydney Morning Herald


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Cast : 5M, 3F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-403-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Inner Voices / Albert Names Edward
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Inner Voices / Albert Names Edward

Louis Nowra
 
Inner Voices
The son of Catherine the Great, who has been locked away since childhood, is set upon the throne of Russia knowing only his name. Music by Sarah de Jong.
 
   Also available in Plays of the 70s Volume 3

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Albert Names Edward
A black comedy that demonstrates Nowra's early preoccupation with isolation and the exercise of power through imagination. An amnesiac takes shelter with an urban hermit.

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Cast : Inner Voices - 10M, 3F / Albert Names Edward - 2M
Performance Rights : HLA Management Pty Ltd - hla@hlamgt.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-078-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Radiance
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Radiance

Louis Nowra
 
Radiance is an exuberant black sabbath for three great Indigenous dames. Cressy, Nora and Mae are half-sisters with little in common except the ghosts of their childhood. They gather, in the tropical Queensland landscape, for Mum's funeral.

These three sisters are a force of nature, and they haven't been in the same room for many, many years. It isn't long before that old house can't contain the joy and pain of them all being together again ...


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Cast : 3F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-553-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Summer of the Aliens
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Summer of the Aliens

Louis Nowra
 
The year is 1962 and the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied with flying saucers, much to the disgust of his friend Brian who can think only of losing his virginity.

Summer of the Aliens is a vivid and amusing evocation of a family and a neighbourhood whose increasingly strange behaviour Lewis is forced to interpret in the only way he can ... the aliens must be among us!

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Cast : 5M, 4F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-325-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
The Boyce Trilogy
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The Boyce Trilogy

The Woman with Dog's Eyes / The Marvellous Boy / The Emperor of Sydney

Louis Nowra
 

After an extensive period of writing for film, Louis Nowra returned to the stage with The Boyce Trilogy, an epic saga about the Boyce family, a family made wealthy through property development. 

The Woman with Dog's Eyes
Introduces us to the Boyce family as they gather to celebrate the parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Inspired by events that traumatised Sydney’s Moran family, the play explores the universal themes of family, love and disappointment. 

 

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The Marvellous Boy
Unwraps the story of this notorious Sydney family. Malcolm Boyce is dying at a time when his biggest building project—and so his whole empire—is threatened by protesters. He hires an important criminal, the charismatic Ray Pollard, to threaten his enemies. Malcolm gets his son, Luke, to liaise with Ray. Luke not only falls under Ray's spell but also finds himself involved with his father's mistress. The results are tragic. This story follows Luke from detachment into an emotional involvement that will be liberating and then shattering as the consequences of his and his father's moral duplicity emerge.

 

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The Emperor of Sydney
The three sons fight for control of the company as their father lays dying in the master bedroom above the huge Beauchamp mansion living room. The company is near bankruptcy because of a huge stalled project (their father's personal vision) and they are facing a criminal investigation into the father's role in the suspicious death of the project's outspoken critic.

 

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Cast : The Woman with Dog's Eyes - 4M, 1F / The Marvellous Boy - 5M, 1F / The Emperor of Sydney - 3M, 2F
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Currency Press  | 978-0-86819-798-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
The Golden Age
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The Golden Age

Louis Nowra
 
An epic play about two young hikers who accidentally discover a lost community deep in the forests of Tasmania. Lost in time, the group clashes with the culture of modern Australia, with tragic consequences.


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Cast : 10M, 6F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-234-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
The Language of the Gods
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The Language of the Gods

Louis Nowra
 
Sulawesi, 1946. Dutch colonial rule is on the brink of collapse. The Braak family faces the inevitable, but not before confronting the truth about their own lives and the legacy they will leave behind.


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Cast : 6M, 5F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-588-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Visions
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Visions

Louis Nowra
 

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Set in Paraguay during the 1860s - the War of the Triple Alliance, which was the bloodiest conflict in Latin American history.

The megalomaniac President Lopez has married Madame Lynch, a Parisian courtesan. His ignorance and her egotism together bring ruin on the country and themselves. Against this violent background of bungled diplomacy, death and superstition, is set an allegory of conflicting values, where visions of the civilised arts of peace sacrifice a nation to its own barbarity.


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Cast : 7M, 5W (doubling required)
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-026-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Walkabout
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Walkabout

Australian Screen Classics

Louis Nowra
 
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Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout opened worldwide in 1971. Based on the novel of the same name, it tells of two white children lost in the Australian outback who survive because of the help of an Aboriginal boy. The film earned itself a unique place in cinematic history and was re-released in 1998.

In this illuminating reflection, Louis Nowra discusses Australia’s iconic sense of the outback and the peculiar resonance the story of the lost child has in the Australian psyche. He identifies the film’s distinctive take on a familiar story and its fable-like qualities, while also exploring the film’s relationship to Australia and its implication for the English society of its day.

Walkabout, says Nowra, ‘destroyed the cliché of the Dead Heart and made us Australians see it from a unique perspective, as something wondrous, mysterious and sensuous.’

Review
Louis Nowra’s Walkabout … [made me] eager to see the film again ... and my experience of it this second time around was significantly enriched by having read Nowra’s book.  Screening the Past

Walkabout is the 3rd title in the Australian Screen Classics Series, co-published with the National Film and Sound Archive.

            

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-700-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB