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2011 Brecht: Mother courage & caucasian chalk circle. Includes experimental and quotes. [Essay]
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2011 Australian Theatre with Ruby Moon and Still Angela, includes experimental and quotes [Essay]
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2011 [Notes] Australian Drama - Norm + Ahmed & The Removalists Tragedy - Oedipus & Death of a Salesman
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2011 Brecht's Background, Artistic and Political Goals Summary [Brecht Notes]
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Australian Drama and Theatre
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2016 An essay for Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice: Fearless and Stolen. This scored 18/20 in both a Term 1 Assessment and the Trial.
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2013 Ruby Moon and Stolen essay, 23/25
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2013 Sample Drama essay - Jane Harrison's "Stolen" and Matt Cameron's "Ruby Moon"
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2013 Sample Black Comedy Essay - Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and Neil Labute's "The Shape of Things"
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2013 Practice Essay using Alex Buzo's 'Norm and Ahmed' and David Williamson's 'The Removalists'. 19/20
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2013 Summary of Australian Drama and Theatre with focus on No Sugar and The Removalists
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2012 Practice essay on Contemporary Australian Theatre, using Ruby Moon and Stolen as texts.
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2012 Notes on CAT. Contains all the significant quotes and ideas from the plays Ruby Moon and Stolen, including my annotations.
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2012 Practice essay on CAT. Plays include Ruby Moon and Stolen.
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2011 Ruby Moon and Stolen Essay 19/20
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2011 Summary of Ruby Moon - Dramatic Techniques - Themes
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2011 Summary of Still Angela - Dramatic Techniques - Themes
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2011 Chapel Perilous and Norm and Ahmed: Quotes grouped by theme
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2011 The Removalists & The Chapel Perilious Essay
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2011 Ruby Moon/A Beautiful Life Essay
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2009 Analysis of Dorothy Hewitt's Chapel Perilous and David Williamson's The Removalists in terms of style, context, purpose, theatrical challenges and conventions of Australian Theatre
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2009 Essay.
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2009 notes on RM and 7 stages
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2009 "How are the dramatic forms and theatrical techniques of the plays you have studied used to portray the struggles of the characters?" Essay- RM and 7 stages
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2008 Essay: A Chapel Perilous and A Streetcar Named Desire.
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2008 Essay: Seven Stages of Grieving & Ruby Moon - "Australian plays explore the Australian lifestyle. Discuss in relation to the dramatic conventions and performance techniques."
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2008 Essay: 'How does Australian theatre convey the dramatic tension between characters situations, environment and culture?'
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2008 Essay: Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (The Doll) and David Williamson’s The Removalists. “The idea’s in Australian plays are dull. It is the images that bring them to life.” Explore this statement showing how Australian Theatre practitioners engage their audience through varying theatrical styles and techniques.
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2008 Essay: Australian theatre
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2008 Notes on Australian Drama- a brief history
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2008 Essay: Augusto Boal's practices. Uses experimental learning.
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2007 Ruby Moon and The 7 Stages of Grieving - Question: ‘The ideas in Australian plays are dull. It is the images that bring them to life.’
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2006 An essay on The Removalists
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2006 An essay on Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
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2006 Analytical essay of the 7 stages of grieving
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2006 Essay on how "The Removalists" by David Williamson and "No Sugar" by Jack Davis harshly examine the Australian Experience.
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2006 Essay: Ruby Moon & 7 Stages of Grieving
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2006 Essay: Waiting For Godot
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2006 Essay: Australian Drama and Theatre is not only entertaining and engaging but also comments on who we are as a society.
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2006 "Ruby Moon" By Matt Cameron
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2006 This was the essay i prepared for my HSC paper on The Chapel Perilous and The Removalists. Ideas/images include abuse of power, need for belonging and society's values. Includes quotes.
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2006 THE REMOVALIST AND CHAPEL PERILOUS- really concise notes which i used for my HSC and for which my teacher marked me 20/20 for.
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2006 Gary's House entire play summary, scene by scene
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2006 Seven stages of grieving entire play summary scene by scene
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2006 Topic 2: Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice; Cameron’s Ruby Moon (RB) and The Seven Stage of Grieving (7SOG)
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2006 Comprehensive notes on "Still Angela"
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2006 Ruby Moon and Still Angela themes and perf examples
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2006 Notes on characters, theatrical conceit, language, characters, themes and symbolism and dramtic techniques of Ruby Moon
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2006 Notes: Ray Lawler's "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll'.
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2006 Notes: David Williamson's "The Removalists"
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2006 My HSC notes for The Removalists. The notes include themes and related them with techniques and contains some passages which could be a starting point for paragraphs.
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2006 Notes on Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
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2006 Strong essay on Site Specific, Street and Event Theatre. Written during 2006, after syllabus amendment.
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2006 Good essay using the texts Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and The Removalists.
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2006 Essay. Texts used in the essay include The Removalists and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
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2005 Summer of Seventeeth Doll
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2005 Summary/Oral Presentation
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2005 Essay based on 2001 HSC question; contains a lot of good points/ideas + can be adapted to almost any question.
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2005 Essay: Streetcar Named Desire/Our Town
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2005 Essay: "How does the Australian drama you have studied use particular forms and conventions to explore significant experiences of living in this country?"
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2005 Notes
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2005 American Performance Essay
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2005 Notes: Brumby Innes and summer of the 17th doll
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2005 Notes: Bush and City
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2005 Notes: Seven Stages of Greiving
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2005 Notes: Summer of the 17th Doll & Mother and Son
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2005 Essay: "Australian theatre has been said to lack a distinct identity. Discuss this statement, referring to the techniques and content characteristics of Australian drama."
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2005 Notes: Running up a dress
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2005 Just practice notes
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2005 Notes
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2005 An essay on what the plays 'the Removalists' and 'No Sugar' have to say to contemporary Australian audiences, examining the historical and cultural context, drama conventions, style and performance elements
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2005 Report: Running Up a Dress and 7 Stages.
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2005 table of theatrical conventions for 7 stages and running up a dress
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2004 100% The content and style of contemporary theatre reflects society. To what extent is this true of the Australian topic? No Sugar and Seven Stages of Grieving
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2004 This is an essay based on the plays "no sugar" and "seven stages of grieving" 18/20
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2004 Bush and City Theatre Essay on "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" and "Mother and Son".
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2004 This is an essay concerning No Sugar and other significant Indigenous Australian plays. This play concerns "The content and style of contemporary theatre reflects society."
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2004 notes on 7 stages of grieving and/or garys house dramatic fors and conventions, performance stryles
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2004 Forms and conventions of Seven Stages of Grieving. very concise, good for study!
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2004 Glossary from syllabus.
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2004 Australian Drama essay: How do the issues explored in “Gary’s House” reflect Australia’s social & political concerns?
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2004 Bush And City In Aust. Drama - Doll and Mother & Son
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2002 Quotations for individual performances
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2002 Wesley Enoch: Seven Stages of Grieving
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2001 Assessment Task: Dario Fo: Essay
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2001 Assessment Task: Lawler & Roland: Essay
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2001 Assessment Task: Dario Fo: Essay
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2001 How to write a drama essay
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Studies in Drama and Theatre
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2013 Practice Essay covering ONLY Meyerhold. Good source of info on his context and practices. In the HSC you need to cover 2 practitioners if youre doing this module. 19/20
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2012 45 Minute practice essay on Verbatim. Plays include The Laramie Project and Run Rabbit Run.
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2012 Brecht Essay/Notes
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2012 HSC Verbatim. Extensive quotes and annotations on Run Rabbit Run and The Laramie Project.
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2011 Brecht: Techniques - The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Mother Courage
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2011 Brecht: Caucasian Chalk Circle Summary of context, setting and themes
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2011 Brecht: Mother Courage Summary of context, setting and themes.
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2011 Black Comedy - Shape of Things and Lieutenant of Inishmore - A list of useful quotes
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2009 Bertolt Brecht essay
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2009 Brecht Essay
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2009 BRECHT - gestus workshop. good to include in an essay.
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2008 Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire and Our Town.
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2008 Essay and Notes: Meyerhold and Boal. Approaches to Acting.
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2008 Essay: Streetcar & Our Town. "What do the plays you have studied tell you about the issues and concerns of American society? In what ways have the playwrights employed the elements of drama to bring out these ideas?”
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2008 Essay: Approaches to Acting. Meyerhold and Boal - aims, influences and conventions
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2008 Essay: 'How could a contemporary production of the TWO plays you have studied explore the elements of both Classical and Contemporary Tragedy?'
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2008 Essay: 'Compare and contrast the cultural and moral messages found in Thornton wilder’s “our town” and Tennessee Williams “A street car named desire”.'
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2008 Essay: Site Specific, Street, and event theatre. WSI, Fire on the Water.
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2008 Essay: 'Both Augusto Boal and Vsevolod Meyerhold use actor training as the basis to express their political and aesthetic visions.'
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2006 HSC essay on Angels in America and Antigone with analysis of dramatic techniques, themes and the nature of tragedy.
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2006 Brecht Essay - How does an actor embody the messages of the script at the same time as alienating the audience using the conventions of Brecht’s Epic Theatre? 19/20
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2006 Essay: 'Discuss the effectiveness of theatrical styles and staging used by American playwrights in reflecting real life on stage'
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2006 Themes of Irish Theatre: Essay on Claustrophobia and Violence in 'Beauty Queen of Leenane' and 'Dancing at Lughnasa'
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2006 Essay of texts "Oedipus Tyrannus" and "Death of a Salesman"
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2006 My rationale for my Site-Specific, Street and Event theatre piece. The piece revolved around conformity and peer pressure and was performed during recess on the school playground.
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2006 American Drama essay - streetcar and our town.
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2006 Our Town
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2006 Lots of notes on the individual aspects of Site Specific, Street and Event Theatre
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2006 ENVIRONMENTAL, STREET AND EVENT THEATRE- really good, concise notes which i used for my HSC- contains WELFARE STATE INTERNATIONAL and NEILL CAMERON- has artistic, social and political goals and how they were fulfilled.
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2006 Comprehensive notes on TRAGEDY - Oedipus and Death of a Salesman
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2006 Caucasian Chalk Circle Themes, Perf Examples and related quotes
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2006 Started as an essay on The Rover and The Country Wife (Restoriation/17th Century Comedy) but it turned into part essay/part quotes/part notes.
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2006 Notes on Brecht's context, Epic theatre, alienation
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2006 HSC Essay on Topic 7: Approaches to Acting - Augusto Boal and Jacque Lecoq
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2006 Notes on Augusto Boal and Jacques Le Coq
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2006 Site-Specific, Street and Event Theatre notes
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2006 Essay: This is the new syllabus (2006) and uses Eyes on Stalks by John Fox and Fire On the Water by Neil Cameron.
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2005 First page of my script.
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2005 17th century comedy assessment on the Actress and costume.
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2005 Essay: ‘American Drama has always found new theatrical forms to explore the changing American identity.’ Discuss this statement, showing how dramatic techniques can be used to present images, on the stage, of living in America. In your answer, refer to TWO of the plays set for study
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2005 Notes: Brecht
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2005 Detailed notes on Vesvolod Meyerhold - four main techniques of stage, Biomechanics, set contrsruction & dramaturgical material
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2005 Bald Prima Donna - Notes
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2005 Theatre of the Absurd: Strong essay considering WFG, BPD and DW
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2005 Absurd Theatre notes...lists key points
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2005 Absurd - Stage Directions
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2005 The Bald Prima Donna - Summary
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2005 Notes on The Zoo Story
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2005 Notes on The Theatre of the Absurd
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2005 Notes on Waiting For Godot
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2005 Notes: Our Town & A street car named Desire
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2005 Waiting for Godot, The Zoo story, Bald Prima Donna
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2005 Brecht’s artistic and political goals
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2004 An essay on Waiting For Godot, Bald Prima Donna and Dumb Waiter, explaining how the plays show through language and actions the absurdity of life.
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2004 Absurdist Theatre Essay on "Waiting For Godot", "The Dumb Waiter", "The Zoo Story".
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2004 An essay on Environmental Street and Event theatre. Great for revision- highlights main points of the topic
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2004 Meyerhold - General notes used for HSC study
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2004 Environmental, Street and Event Theatre: Concise, for HSC study
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2004 notes on streetcar
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2004 waiting for godot, the dumbwaiter, zoo story study notes
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2004 Notes and key points of interest in the play "The Rover"
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2004 Irish Drama - Beauty Queen and Dancing at Lughnasa. Covers links between both plays, characters needs and links, theatrical devices, symbolism
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2004 Summary of absurdism and its relation to "Waiting for Godot" and "Zoo Story".
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2004 Theatre of the Absurd Summary
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2004 Absurd Drama Notes - Godot, Zoo Story and Dumb Waiter
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2004 17th century comedy. Notes on Moliere - "The Misanthrope"
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2003 An Irish drama essay of The Plough and the Stars and Playboy of the Western World
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2003 Brecht: a summary of epic theatre + a picture.
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2014 My rationale for the major work - independent research project monologue. Everyone chooses different monologues, but this is a sample rationale for logbooks. Hope it helps!
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2014 Drama - Year 12 Trial Papers
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2012 IP Performance Scipt. Tragic/Humerous. Uses an English Accent.
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2012 Monologue for HSC Major Work (IP). It is a heavily edited and reconstructed version of the introductory monologue to Andrew Bovell's masterpiece play 'When the Rain Stops Falling'. Character is Gabriel York, middle aged and male.
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2011 Group Performance Rationale
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2008 Notes
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2006 My 300-word rationale for my Video Drama. The movie is entitled "Boxboy" and is about a boy who befriends a cardboard box.
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2006 Rationale for ip (performance)
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2006 Monologues written based on to kill a mockingbird
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2006 Dance Notes - Extensive into preliminary stuff...Aussie dance and dance companys
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2006 Monologue about a russian factory worker
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2005 Character description for my script
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2005 My written monologue
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2005 "Hamlet: Not to be..."
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2005 My HSC monologue - adapted from various sources including 'A Madman's manuscript' '12 monkeys'
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2005 Rationale
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2005 Steps in performance
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2005 Review from Prelim Course of "The Producers". got full marks, but its not pefect
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2005 Notes: The touch of silk, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, The Misanthrope, The country Wife
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2005 This is great way to make sure you have included all the elements of drama for your Self devised project for [Performance].
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2004 This was my first theatre review as a part of the Preliminary Course and scored 10/10
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2004 Dario Fo. Covers his subject matter, use of farce, political context and target audience
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2004 Essay for major performance
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2004 Forms and Conventions of theatre. Veyr concise,good for study!
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2004 Basic notes and ideas looking at the Bald Prima Donna
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2004 Basic notes and ideas looking at The Dumb Waiter
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2004 Australian drama - Garys House/7 stages and American Drama - Streetcar/Speed the plow
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2004 I.P script. A twisted American gangster story. Great fun in Performance.
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2004 Idea for major work
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2004 this is an example of a rationale. mine was for performance.
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2004 summary
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2003 This is an assignment i had to do...mayb yr11. Its about Bertolt Brecht; His history, His theory, the conventions, performance space, actor audience relationship and what hie theatre has influenced plus my bibliography.
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2003 Video Drama for your IP? Here is part one of two which contains some tips compiled by a student who made it into Onscreen. The main resource used in these tips was SchoolTorque...
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2003 Video Drama for your IP? Here is part two of two which contains some tips compiled by a student who made it into Onscreen. The main resource used in these tips was SchoolTorque...
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2002 Notes on Injuries
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2002 Notes on all topics
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2002 Notes on exercise
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Preliminary Course
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2016 Brecht workshop activity - written reflection
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2014 King Lear Drama Essay (Tragedy)
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2014 Our Town Analysis
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2009 Individual Project - Scriptwriting
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2008 Australian Theatre - Cosi essay "How has Louis Nowra used dramatic techniques to communicate the cultural, political and social themes of the play?"
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2008 Essay: Our Town - Dramaturg
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2008 Notes of Stanislavski and Augusta Boal
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2006 Presentation on the role of a lighting designer
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2006 Antonin Artaud: Essay discussing conventions and aims of Theatre of Cruelty
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2006 Small Theatre Review
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2006 Essay- Playbuilding (20/20)
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2006 Cecil Beacham Big Day Out - Scenario and Directorial Concept for a small design project.
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2006 Death of Salesman assessment
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2006 Notes: Elements of drama & Black Medea and The Chairs
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