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Concussion
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Concussion

Ross Mueller
 
Tragedy is an incident, comedy will be our landscape.

Somewhere in a busy city, a man wakes to discover he has forgotten his life. He has no memory of the past and no clear sense of the present.

He is concussed. Or so he is told by a doctor—who may also be his partner. Now there are flashes of something. Hunger, mourning, sexual appetite... Bob Dylan? But why isn’t he in hospital? And what of the voices, the Blackberry, the brothers? The hammer?

A comedy with attitude, Concussion explodes a simple conceit and scatters its achingly funny and filthy tales of the city like shrapnel.

 

   Review

Mueller is surely one of the most intelligent, formally adventurous and emotionally brave playwrights now writing in this country. - Theatre Notes

Cast : 5M, 2F (doubling required)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-855-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Hedda Gabler
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Hedda Gabler

OUT OF PRINT

Henrik Ibsen adapted by Andrew Upton
 


Hedda Gabler is a woman of spirit and guile, fighting to be more than someone's daughter and someone else's wife. But the seasons change, and her battles give way to an ominous composure as she prepares to transcend her imprisonment and determine her own fate.

Andrew Upton unravels the mystery of Ibsen's masterpiece and constructs a psychological thriller of cinematic intensity and power. His superb adaptation gives Australian readers a fresh and exciting insight into one of the great dramatic works of modern literature.

Resources
  •   Explore the production - In the Company of Actors website documents taking the STC production of the play to New York.
 
Cast : 3M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-752-4 | PB
Serpent's Teeth, The
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Serpent's Teeth, The

Two one-act plays: Citizens / Soldiers

Daniel Keene
 
Citizens
Set at the dividing wall of a war-torn country, conflict is an unseen force which disrupts the everyday tasks of people, battling to survive.

Soldiers
Set in an Air Force hangar far from the battlefield. But for five families, who gather to receive the bodies of their sons, brothers and friends, war does not seem so far away.

Keene's astute and probing insight into the insidious effects of global tensions give us cause to reflect on the true human cost of armed conflict whether it is close to home or not.

 

   Awards
      Resources
   Review
  • 'The writing is razor-sharp, remarkably and memorably profound; at times, ravishingly beautiful ... it's extraordinary!'  Australian Stage

Cast : 8M, 5F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-838-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
The School Drama Book
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The School Drama Book

Drama, Literature and Literacy in the Creative Classroom

Robyn Ewing, AM/John Nicholas Saunders
 

School Drama is a professional learning program for primary school teachers, which focuses on the power of using drama and literature to improve English and literacy in young learners.

School Drama was developed by the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in 2009, in partnership with The University of Sydney. It has been acclaimed by Australian and international critics, and is now a cornerstone of the STC’s Education program.

This book is a comprehensive School Drama resource. It includes:

  • A summary of how drama and literature enhance literacy
  • An explanation of the School Drama approach and methodology
  • Learning outcomes from the School Drama program so far
  • Exploration of the art and pedagogy of drama (via elements, devices, and roles)
  • 22 classroom dramas: each comprised of a series of workshops that progress through common themes and texts.

The School Drama Book is essential reading for teachers and theatre practitioners who want to educate confidently with drama, either through the STC’s School Drama program or on their own. It uses drama as a critical pedagogy, and encourages learning through activities, rather than teaching ‘about’ the texts. This approach has been shown to develop rich imaginations and creative capacities for the future.

Includes a foreword by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-534-9 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB