Stray and The Parricide


ISBN: 9781925005097
Author: R. Johns, Diane Stubbings
Publication Date: 6/03/2014
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 148pp.
Availability: Available

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9781925004748: Stray
9781925004762: The Parricide

Stray is a Homeric odyssey told from the perspective of a stray dog as he journeys through Melbourne’s urban landscape. Raw performance, a designed soundscape and an epic and poetic text combine to create an extraordinary adventure.

The Parricide is set in St Petersburg, Russia, 1866. Nihilist revolutionaries have taken to the streets and the rule of the Tsar is under threat. In a small flat, Fyodor Dostoyevsky grafts out a novel for an unscrupulous publisher; it isn’t the novel he wants to write, but he is under contract, so he works. All the time, though, he is haunted by a story from his past—that of a parricide, a young man who kills his father. As the characters in his imagination take shape around him, he finds himself forced to choose between rebellion and repression, authority and chaos, passion and love.

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