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TAS Unit 3 (Naturalistic & Non-Naturalistic Performance) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 3 (Naturalistic & Non-Naturalistic)

Selected texts are inclusive of several historical, cultural and social contexts, and can all be used in conjunction with naturalistic or non-naturalistic practices and teachings.

The Trial by Franz Kafka adapted by Jason Klarwein

'One doesn't have to believe everything is true. One only has to believe it is necessary.' – Kafka

The Clown From Snowy River by Bridget Boyle & Liz Skitch

The Swagman, inspired by his beloved Banjo Paterson, sets out to stage the history of Australia.

Viral by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

What is the price of internet fame?

A Re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler by Melissa Bubnic

Hedda Gabler is railing against her life.

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Lally Katz

A story of marriage, motherhood, domestic revolution, female empowerment and the journey towards self-liberation.

Lights in the Park by Alexander Lee-Rekers

Word is that there's a party in the park tonight... what could possibly go wrong?

Description

 

 

The Trial by Franz Kafka Adapted by Jason Klarwein

GENRE: Non-Naturalistic (Absurdism)
THEMES: The Unknown, Justice, Alienation & Control
LENGTH: 80 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 5-6
SYNOPSIS: On the morning of her 25th birthday, journalist Josephine K is arrested for a crime she can’t remember. The arrest sets off a labyrinthine quest to reveal the truth about herself and the society in which she lives. As her path to innocence weaves through the pillars of a civilised world, Josephine’s grip on what is real and what is hyper-real begins to blur.

 

 


 

 

The Clown From Snowy River by Bridget Boyle & Liz Skitch 

GENRE: Non-Naturalistic (Physical Comedy/Clowning)
THEMES: Australian Identity, History, and Culture
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 5-6
SYNOPSIS: The Swagman, inspired by his beloved Banjo Paterson, sets out to stage the history of Australia. However, his troupe of clowns have ideas of their own. Together they attempt to stage all of the defining chapters in Australian history—from Gallipoli to the Sydney Olympics, and from Ned Kelly to Kylie Minogue.

 

 


 

 

Viral by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

GENRE: Non-Naturalistic (Brecht/Epic Theatre)
THEMES: Fame, Communication, Behaviour
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS: You are sitting on the bus on the way home from a hard days work, quietly minding your own business when an argument breaks out. You overhear that the disagreement is racially motivated. The argument heats up and the threat of violence increases. A young girl takes out a mobile phone and starts to film the event. What do you do? Do you continue to sit quietly? Do you speak up and risk becoming the victim of a violent attack? When you get home that evening you get online to realise the footage from the event has gone Viral.

 

 


 

 

A Re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler by Melissa Bubnic

GENRE: Naturalistic (Ibsen)
THEMES: Love, Passion and Revenge
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 7
SYNOPSIS: Hedda Gabler is railing against her life. She didn’t marry bogan drug slinger George Tesman so she could play housewife in a monstrous Gold Coast mansion with white leather couches, blingy chandeliers and endless rounds of Aperol Spritz. She wants something much more. Now her old flame, Ejlert Løvborg, is out of prison and off the junk. Is he about to slice off a piece of George’s empire? Maybe Hedda can pull some strings to work this to her advantage.

 

 


 

 

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Lally Katz

GENRE: Naturalistic (Ibsen) 
THEMES: Women’s Liberation, Misogyny, Freedom
LENGTH:
150 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
5-6
SYNOPSIS:
Nora seems to have it all — a successful husband, adorable children, and a beautiful home. But this picture-perfect life is actually a complicated trap of secrets and lies. Here is a story of domestic revolution, marriage and motherhood, female empowerment and the journey towards self-liberation.

 

 


 

 

Lights in the Park by Alexandra Lee-Rekers

GENRE: Naturalistic 
THEMES: Coming of Age, Bullying, Friendship and Revenge
LENGTH:
80 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
Large Cast 
SYNOPSIS:
One quiet night, the street lights flicker out and plunge the world into darkness. A “lights out” party in Royal Park is announced, and every kid in town makes their way there to celebrate this strange occurrence. What do you do? Stay in the comfortable cycle of who you are and what you know, or adapt and change your habits and relationships to light your journey ahead?

 

 

 


 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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