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            Black is the New White
             

            Black is the New White (Paperback)

            By Lui, Nakkiah

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            'Nakkiah Lui's writing is, as always, on point: hold-your-belly funny; pumping with politics that prompts visible discomfort.' Maxine Beneba Clark, Saturday Paper 'Her writing, whether devastating or hilarious, has always shown a great deal of accessible humanity and relentless i...ntelligence.' Guardian 'We needed a new David Williamson, someone who speaks to Australia and Australians now. We've found her in Nakkiah.' Alex Broun, playwright 'Mount Druitt's answer to Lena Dunham.' Belvoir Theatre 'If there is such a thing as a rockstar playwright, Nakkiah Lui is it.' Fran Kelly, RN Love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. The thing is, her fiance, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected - he's unemployed, he's an experimental composer... and he's white! Bringing him and his conservative parents to meet her family on their ancestral land is a bold move. Will he stand up to the scrutiny? Or will this romance descend into farce? Love is never just black and white. It's complicated by class, politics, ambition, and too much wine over dinner. But for Charlotte and Francis, it's mostly complicated by family. Secrets are revealed, prejudices outed and old rivalries get sorted through. What can't be solved through diplomacy can surely be solved by a good old-fashioned dance-off. They're just that kind of family. Award-winning writer Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country's most in-demand young voices, delivering cutting satire that is both seductively subversive and thoroughly delightful.
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            ISBN 9781760527341
            Published AU 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Strictly Ballroom: the screenplay
             

            Strictly Ballroom: the screenplay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Luhrmann, Baz; Pearce, Craig

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            The screenplay of the film that took the world by storm.

            ISBN 9780868193595
            Published AU 1 Oct 1992
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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            Series Screenplays
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            Wolf Lullaby
             

            Wolf Lullaby (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Bell, Hilary

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            In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on nine-year-old Lizzie. Angela, Lizzie's young mother, is convinced her daughter is guilty. She must make the torturous choice between ignoring what her intuition tells her, and presenting Lizzie to the police w...ith painfully extracted information.
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            ISBN 9780868196688
            Published AU 1 Feb 2002
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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            Series Plays
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            The Drover's Wife

            The Drover's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Purcell, Leah

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            Tarantino meets Deadwood in this full-throttle drama of our colonial past. Henry Lawson's story of the Drover's Wife pits the stoic silhouette of a woman against the unforgiving Australian landscape, staring down a serpent-it's our frontier myth captured in a few pages. In Leah's... new play the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the Drover's Wife is confronted by a threat in her yard, but now it's a man. He's bleeding, he's got secrets, and he's black. She knows there's a fugitive wanted for killing whites, and the district is thick with troopers, but something's holding the Drover's Wife back from turning this fella in...A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power and has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's infancy into our complicated present.
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            ISBN 9781760620974
            Published AU 3 Jul 2017
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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            Black Diggers

            Black Diggers (Paperback)

            By Wright, Tom

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            One hundred years ago, in 1914, a bullet from an assassin's gun in Sarajevo sparked a war that ignited the globe. Patriotic young men all over the world lined up to join the fight - including hundreds of Indigenous Australians. Shunned and downtrodden in their own country - and i...n fact banned by their own government from serving in the military - Aboriginal men stepped up to enlist. Undaunted, these bold souls took up arms to defend the free world in its time of greatest need. For them, facing the horror of war on a Gallipoli beach was an escape from the shackles of racism at home, at a time when Aboriginal people stood by, segregated, unable to vote, unable to act as their children were ripped from them. When the survivors came back from the war, there was no heroes' welcome - just a shrug, and a return to drudgery and oppression. Black Diggers is the story of these men - a story of honour and sacrifice that has been covered up and almost forgotten. Written by Tom Wright and originally directed by Wesley Enoch, Black Diggers is the culmination of painstaking research into the lives and deaths of the thousand or so Indigenous soldiers who fought for the British Commonwealth in World War I. Grand in scale and scope, it draws from in-depth interviews with the families of Black Diggers who heard the call to arms from all over Australia, as well as conversations with veterans, historians and academics. Young men will step from the blank pages of history to share their compelling stories - and after the curtain falls, we will finally remember them.
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            ISBN 9781921390814
            Published AU 27 Jan 2015
            Publisher Playlab Press
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            Annihilation
             

            Annihilation (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Garland, Alex

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            Following on from the success of his thriller, Ex Machina, Alex Garland returns to cerebral sci-fi with his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's cult novel -a tale of a biologist attempting to uncover the mystery of her husband's disappearance into a restricted zone.What she and her f...ellow scientists discover is a world populated by mysterious life forms that might offer answers, but which exposes them to madness and death.Beside the screenplay, the book also includes 20 pages of behind-the-scenes photos.
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            ISBN 9780571346158
            Released AU 23 May 2018
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            Morning
              

            Morning (Paperback)

            By Stephens, Simon

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            A Lyric Hammersmith production --Added t.p.

            ISBN 9781408173398
            Released AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series Modern Plays
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            The Beach (Screenplay)
             

            The Beach (Screenplay) (Paperback, Main)

            By Hodge, John; Garland, Alex

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            By the author of Shallow Grave , Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary , this screenplay is published to coincide with the release of the film, starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

            ISBN 9780571204861
            Released AU 1 Jul 2005
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Argument
             

            The Argument (Paperback)

            By Boyd, William

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            That's why we shout and scream at each other. Clears the air. A kind of truth begins to emerge. We see clearer. Pip and Meredith have had a bust-up. It was only about their opinion of a film, but it's led to more significant differences coming to light. Pip has been having an aff...air for the past three months with a young colleague at work. Meredith's slate doesn't seem to be entirely clean either. As their families and friends become embroiled in Pip and Meredith's separation, past prejudices, harsh judgements and painful truths come to light. The arguments that ensue go beyond just being about Pip and Meredith, and what they should do about their marriage. In nine taut scenes, William Boyd explores what it is to argue with those we love - and those we should love. He looks at our propensity to judge others and our power to hurt. Alongside this, he shows how it can sometimes be the superficial problems in a relationship that keep it going. Both bleak and funny in its tone, The Argument offers a Strindberg-like take on human dynamics and received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs.
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            ISBN 9781474236508
            Released AU 1 Mar 2016
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series Modern Plays
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            Henry VIII

            Henry VIII (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shakespeare, William

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            The portrait of a monarchy in crisis, this historical drama concerns the ruler's efforts to secure a divorce in order to marry an enchanting courtesan and produce a male heir.

            ISBN 9780486796925
            Released AU 17 Jun 2015
            Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
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            Series Dover Thrift Editions
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