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TAS Unit 4 (Devising Drama) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 4 (Devising Drama).

Selected texts are inclusive of several types of devised performances including: Reinterpretation, Adaption & Collated Script. All texts can be used in conjunction with introducing playmaking techniques, exploring and developing devised dramas.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare Adapted by Lynne Bradley

A visually, physically and aurally stunning adaption of Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest.

An Ideal Husband by Lewis Treston

Corruption, hypocrisy, blackmail. It’s just another day in Canberra…

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames by Claire Christian

Lysa King is nineteen and angry. 

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

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

Undertow by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

Undertow is an honest and powerful look at the hidden forces, beneath the surface that move us and determine the choices we make and the actions we take.

Talking To Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble

Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

Description

 

 

The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Adapted by Lynne Bradley 

GENRE: Reinterpretation
THEMES: Magic, Freedom, Outcasts
LENGTH:
90 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
10
SYNOPSIS: 
Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre present a visually, physically and aurally stunning adaption of Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest. This poetic and provocative retelling of Shakespeare’s classic features live music and a cast of 10 actors, dancers and singers.

 

 


 

 

An Ideal Husband by Lewis Treston

GENRE: Adaption 
THEMES:
Politics, Queer Identity, Environmental Degradation 
LENGTH: 150 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: 8 
SYNOPSIS:
Set in 1996, Canberra—the cold-blooded political heartland of Australia—Lewis Treston’s adaptation of An Ideal Husband offers poignant insight into human frailty within the melodrama and farce of Oscar Wilde’s effervescent social satire.

 

 

 


 

 

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames by Claire Christian 

GENRE: Adaption 
THEMES:
Feminism, Politics, Activism
LENGTH: 90 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: 10
SYNOPSIS: 
Lysa King is nineteen and angry. After spending a year away from her small town, experiencing a powerful uprising of her own political voice, and the protests of women all over the world, Lysa has returned to discover that revolution seems to be happening everywhere but home. Inspired by Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Christian lands us in the present with this hilarious, messy, and glitter-filled response to the power of women globally.

 

 


 

 

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

GENRE: Collated Drama
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.

 

 


 

 

Undertow by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster

GENRE: Collated Drama
THEMES:
 Resilience, Mental Health , Relationships and Identity
LENGTH: 50 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
Centering around a high school community, the show follows a group of individuals, from a range of backgrounds, all dealing with their own unique challenge. Shock Therapy’s Undertow is an honest and powerful look at the hidden forces, beneath the surface that move us and determine the choices we make and the actions we take.

 


 

 

Talking to Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble 

GENRE: Collated Drama
THEMES: Young People, Coming of Age, Parenting
LENGTH: 60 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
Large Cast 
SYNOPSIS:
Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

 

 

 


 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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