The Girls in Grey


ISBN: 9780868199429
Author: Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins
Publication Date: 29/02/2012
Edition: CTS
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 48pp.
Availability: Available


Set in World War I, The Girls in Grey tells the story of three Australian Army nurses. The play shows how history can be dynamically interpreted through drama. It challenges the audience to rethink female identity in WWI and provides a female perspective on the ANZAC legend. Four actors perform the play: three female and one actor playing all the male characters representing each character through voice and gesture. The show features minimalist performance styles and staging allowing the text and use of ritual gesture to provide the landscape. Other non-naturalistic conventions used are tableaux, exaggerated movement, direct address and heightened use of language.

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