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WA Unit 1 (Year 11) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 1 (Year 11).

Selected texts include both World and Australian texts, as well as texts recommended by the curriculum.  All texts focus on realism and representational drama, and can be used in conjunction with the approach of Konstantin Stanislavski.

 

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.

The Fledglings by Maxine Mellor

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

The Tempest by William Shakespeare Adapted by Lynne Bradley

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

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

Hedda Gabler is railing against her life.

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. 

Description

 

 

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

GENRE: World Text (Curriculum Recommended Text) 
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.

 

 


 

 

The Fledglings by Maxine Mellor

GENRE: World Text (Curriculum Recommended Text)
THEMES: Dreams and Desires, Disappointment, Generational Battles
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS: The Fledglings reimagines and updates the in-between scenes of Checkov’s The Seagull, giving special attention to the younger characters, teetering on the edge of their nests with eyes on their horizons. These three hopefuls – Konstantin, Nina, and Masha – want to soar far and free from the stultifying artificial lake estate where their parents idle away their time. They do not want their dreams and desires to be eroded into disappointment, despondency, meaningless rage, and callousness; they do not want to become like their parents.

 

 


 

 

The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Adapted by Lynne Bradley 

GENRE: World Text
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.

 

 

 


 

 

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

GENRE: World Text
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.

 


 

 

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames by Claire Christian 

GENRE: Australian Text
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.

 

 


 

 

An Ideal Husband by Lewis Treston

GENRE: Australian Text
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.


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Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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