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Norm and Ahmed

Norm and Ahmed

A rather ocker, white Australian male encounters a well-mannered Pakistani student with revolutionary ambitions in a Sydney park at midnight. Buzo creates an image of race prejudice as a profoundly irrational force in the behaviour of ordinary Australians.

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ISBN 9781921428708
Barcode 9781921428708
Published 3 November 2014 by Currency Press Pty Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Buzo, Alex
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ISBN-13 9781921428708
ISBN-10 1921428708
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
Imprint Currency Press
Publication Date 3 November 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Buzo, Alex
Category Performing Arts
Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 822.3
Catalogue Code 767840

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<span >'Buzo has something real and immediate to say about Australian attitudes. He makes the audience uneasy about the unperceptiveness of an "average" Aussie confronted by a well-mannered, educated Pakistani student. Norm parades many of the proper, accepted attitudes which [...] are shot through the fabric of the Australian character.' - <span >Griffen Foley, <span >Daily Telegraph<span >, 10 April 1968 Written and performed in 1968, <span >Norm and Ahmed<span > was Alex Buzo's first performed play. It gained immediate notice, both for Norm's spectacular language and for the character of Ahmed, one of the first South Asian characters to feature in contemporary Australian theatre. Still alarmingly relevant in the 21st century, <span >Norm and Ahmed<span > has earned its place as a classic of Australian theatre due to its timeless themes and the heightened language, performance style and concern with the behaviour of Australians, its origins and causes that characterised the New Wave. Features a critical response to<span > Norm and Ahmed<span > by Stephen Sewell, produced by Currency Press for its Cue the Chorus series.

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