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A Broadcast Coup by Melanie Tait

$25.95

THEMES: Radio Journalism, Gender Inequality, Abuse of Power
LENGTH: 90 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 20-30s
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 5
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years, Adults


One doesn’t have to believe everything is true. One only has to believe it is necessary. 

Description

A Broadcast Coup by Melanie Tait sends ripples through the airwaves and spark heated debate. After the success of her last work, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, Melanie uses her personal experience in the Australian media scene to offer a realistic and very familiar look at the #MeToo movement within the Broadcast industry.

SYNOPSIS

Cut-throat journalist Jez Connell is out for her next sting. It’s been a year since she brought down one of TV’s most lauded stars for behaving badly and now she’s got Michael King, the top-rated darling of public radio, in her sights. This time, it’s personal.

With the loyalty of his longstanding producer wavering, and a hip up-and-coming podcaster eager to take the mic off Mike, has the plug been pulled on Michael King’s career?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

A Broadcast Coup was first produced at Ensemble Theatre, Sydney on February 1st, 2023 as part of Sydney Festival 2023

ISBN: 978-0-908156-09-2

 

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

 

DRAMA 

Unit 3: Challenge (Theatre for Social Comment)

Students investigate dramatic styles that are united by social commentary, and that question their world and advocate change. They engage with the purposes of educating, challenging, empowering, and informing audiences. 

 

DRAMA IN PRACTICE 

Unit D: Commentary (Commenting on Social Issues)

Students explore theatre practitioners and the commentary made in their works through viewing live productions. Through the study of the work of real-world practitioners, students explore theatre-making processes to build understanding of how drama comments on contemporary issues. 

 

ENGLISH

Unit 1: Perspectives and Texts

Students explore individual and/or collective experiences and perspectives of the world through engaging with a variety of texts

 

Unit 4: Close Study

Students explore the world and human experience by engaging with literary texts from diverse times and places. They explore how these texts build a shared understanding of the human experience. 

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