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Downfall: Three New Zealand History Plays
 

Downfall: Three New Zealand History Plays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Forster, Michelanne

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"Downfall offers an opportunity to look at the history of New Zealand through a dramatic lens. Te Keni explores the fraught relationship between Maori and Pakeha in the early colonial period. Larnach reveals the dynamics of the prominent family who established Larnach Castle in D... read full description below.

ISBN 9780473262761
Published 25 November 2013
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780473262761
ISBN-10 0473262762
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Michelanne Forster
Publication Date 25 November 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Forster, Michelanne
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 822.2
Catalogue Code 447685

Description of this Book

Downfall allows readers to view the history of New Zealand through a dramatic lens. These three plays by the acclaimed author of Daughters of Heaven have intrigued audiences in professional productions in New Zealand and overseas. Te Keni explores the fraught relationship between Maori and Pakeha in the early colonial period. Larnach reveals the dynamics of the prominent family that established Larnach Castle in Dunedin. My Heart Is Bathed in Blood examines the tragic consequences of the relationship between two medical students in 1950s Otago. Each play is introduced with an essay that provides historical context and performance history. Downfall is ideal for students and teachers of drama and for those with an interest in New Zealand's rich heritage.

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Author's Bio

Michelanne began her career as a script editor/writer for Television New Zealand in the Children and Young Person's Department. She has amassed a body of work that includes short stories, children's television scripts, books for children, prize-winning plays for adults and children and one work of non-fiction. Her plays have been performed professionally by theatre companies throughout New Zealand, and in Australia, Canada and the United States. In 2010 she premiered three new works: Tic Tic, a one-man show about Tourette Syndrome (International Comedy Festival, Auckland), Don't Mention Casablanca (Court Theatre, Christchurch), and The Secret of Dongting Lake (The Edge, Auckland). Michelanne teaches Creative Writing courses for Continuing Education at Auckland University and is on the board of the New Zealand Writer's Guild.

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