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Bowerbird: The art of making theatre drawn from life

Bowerbird: The art of making theatre drawn from life (EPUB ebook)

By Valentine, Alana

'Mostly it feels like you don't know-like you're reaching for something that you can't quite grab. Some writers talk about their fear of the blank page, but the playwright who draws work from life can have the opposite problem. Spoilt for choice. Presented with myriad possibiliti...es and competing ideas of how to condense the source material or arrange it in a theatrically dynamic, original and compelling way. Lost in a sea of options, yet perversely obsessed with the interview not done, the perspective not transcribed, the final piece of the jigsaw forever elusive. And it's not about a lack of confidence, although that can hum away in the background for longer than you might expect. It's about not trying to have clarity. It's about waiting until you do.' So begins Bowerbird, a journey through the life and plays of Alana Valentine, as well as the creative process behind the plays. One of Australia's most inventive playwrights, Alana shows the power of bringing new audiences into our theatres to share the space with traditional audiences, detailing how to gather and transform lived experience into compelling drama. In Bowerbird she reveals the motor of her artistry by combining stories from her life with observations from her experience.
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ISBN 9781925359336
Published 31 Oct 2018
Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925359336
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
Imprint Currency Press
Published 31 Oct 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Valentine, Alana
Category Performing Arts
Drama Texts, Plays
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Number of Pages 248
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Interest Age General Audience
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