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TAS Unit 1 (Dramatic Storytelling) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 1 (Dramatic Storytelling)

Selected texts are inclusive of several narrative structures/storytelling genres, including: Myths & Legends, Fables/Tall Tales, Personal Narratives and Cultural/Traditional Stories. All texts can be used in conjunction with introducing the foundations of dramatic performance and storytelling.

Bukal by Andrea James with Henrietta Marrie

From the heart of Cairns Yidinji people comes the inspiring story of a courageous woman who set out to change the world.

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

Experience the compelling real stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations.

Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong

‘I saw my insides today. I found Tom, my first love, in my bones.’

The Riddle of Washpool Gully by David Morton

"Knowing what it looked like made it seem far less frightening, and far more curious."

Good Grief by Merlynn Tong

Published as a collection, Merlynn Tong’s Good Grief and Maxine Mellor’s The Fledglings are designed for Years 9-12 and can be edited, rearranged and re-imagined by an ensemble of students.

Kaatijin Volume 2 by Andrea Fernandez & Zac James

A collection of Dreaming stories from various countries around the world.

Description

 

 

Bukal by Andrea James with Henrietta Marrie

GENRE: Cultural Stories (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Stories) & Personal Narratives
THEMES: Culture & Heritage, Generational Storytelling
LENGTH:
60 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
3-4
SYNOPSIS:
From the heart of Cairns Yidinji people comes the inspiring story of a courageous woman who set out to change the world. Bukal is the imagining of social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother and internationally recognised academic Henrietta Marrie’s extraordinary life realised on stage. This is a story of resilience, of passion that is ignited from the fire inside, of great adventure, of never giving up, and most importantly of connection.

 

 


 

 

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

GENRE: Personal Narratives
THEMES: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigration
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 7
SYNOPSIS: Experience the compelling real stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations. Created from verbatim accounts from refugees and people seeking asylum. The Village showcases the cultural diversity of Australia and honors the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children who have made Australia their new home.

 

 


 

 

Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong

GENRE: Personal Narratives
THEMES: Domestic Violence, Relationships, Self Empowerment
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 1-2
SYNOPSIS: When a woman finds scars left by her ex-boyfriend of many years etched into her bones, she begins a turbulent journey to unpack her past and discover how he got under her skin. Based on the true story of two teenagers’ romance as it blossoms then warps in the heat of bustling Singapore, Blue Bones is a one-woman show told with incredible honesty by Merlynn Tong.

 

 


 

 

The Riddle of Washpool Gully by David Morton

GENRE: Tall Tales, Fables
THEMES: Australian Mythology, Family, Land Protection
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 3
SYNOPSIS: Far beyond the outskirts of the big city, near a tiny town that nearly everyone forgot, lay a dry creek bed of no special significance. Once upon a time it had been called Washpool Gully. But the world had moved on from insignificant things, and no one had time for dry creek beds. Except in Washpool Gully something was stirring. Shaken by the rumble of engines and darkening of the sky, something long asleep had decided to wake up.

 


 

 

Good Grief by Merlynn Tong

GENRE: Myths & Legends 
THEMES:
 Grief, Loss, Longing
LENGTH: 60 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
Ancient myths and legends from around the globe are reimagined into modern day moments in this series of intriguing vignettes. Good Grief pays tribute to Greek, Chinese, Aztec, Japanese, Norse and other potent tales. With more than 30 characters, and an invitation to use ensemble and choral work, Good Grief peers into the windows of disparate lives in flux and transformation.

 

 


 

 

Kaatjin Volume 2 by Andrea Fernandez & Zac James 

GENRE: Cultural/Traditional Stories (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime Stories)
THEMES: Land Knowledge, Creation/Dreaming Stories, Noongar Language
LENGTH:
45 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
6
SYNOPSIS:
Kaatijin Volume 2 is a collection of Dreaming stories from various countries around the world.

 

 


Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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