Directed and produced by Catherine Gough-Brady.
A prolific writer who has changed the way we view theatre. From his evocative The Golden Age through Cosi and Radiance to The Boyce Trilogy we have come to expect the Nowra stage to show us the unexpected. A master of adaptation, Nowra talks frankly about his working methods, his fascination with the fall of empires and the effect his childhood accident had on his concerns for language and teaching.
This title consists of: a short filmed interview (approx 30 mins) with the playwright discussing his plays and writing methods; short ‘lesson-starter’ films about each play and about curriculum concerns; accessible and informed commentary; easy-to-use chapters and menus; teachers' notes; the writer reading a passage from one of his plays.
The writer discusses: key literary figures; development of his ideas and themes; motivation of his characters; adaptation of the texts; dramaturgy and staging of his plays; social and historical context of his plays; inspirational sources for his plays; tips for young writers.
This film comes with a free study guide.
[One 30 min film and 14 mini films]
PLAYS & SCRIPTS:
The Boyce Trilogy
The Golden Age
Inner Voices, Albert Names Edward & Visions
Language of the Gods
Summer of the Aliens
Relevance in Art
From Ideas to Script
From Script to Stage
Best Writing Tips
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- Australia and New Zealand only
- 60 minutes
- Ronin Films