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Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays

Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays
 

Urbanesia is a collection of four outstanding scripts by contemporary Pasifika playwrights, each examining the tension between Western and Pacific Island culture and values and how that tension is being played out in Aotearoa. A Frigate Bird Sings by Oscar Kightley, David Fane... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780908607433
Barcode 9780908607433
Published 4 September 2012 by Playmarket
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kightley, Oscar
By Fane, David
By Lees, Nathaniel
By Manusaute, Vela
By Meredith, Courtney Sina
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ISBN-13 9780908607433
ISBN-10 0908607431
Stock Available
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Publisher Playmarket
Imprint Playmarket
Publication Date 4 September 2012
International Publication Date 25 November 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kightley, Oscar
By Fane, David
By Lees, Nathaniel
By Manusaute, Vela
By Meredith, Courtney Sina
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Multicultural Studies
Equal Opportunities
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 140mm
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 822.30803529995
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Urbanesia is a collection of four outstanding scripts by contemporary Pasifika playwrights, each examining the tension between Western and Pacific Island culture and values and how that tension is being played out in Aotearoa.

A Frigate Bird Sings by Oscar Kightley, David Fane and Nathaniel Lees is a funny and moving celebration of difference. A young faafafine is searching for answers to conflicting expectations of identity and duty in this comical and deeply touching play. a subtle, beautifully observed study of one of the most precious and intriguing gifts of Polynesian culture the third sexa classic of NZ theatre Anita McNaught

My Name is Gary Cooper by Victor Rodger balances post-colonial politics, humour and eroticism as it questions the expoloitation and stereotyping of Pacific peoples by Westerners. My Name is Gary Cooper is a rollercoaster ride through cultural appropriation and sexual deception.

Taro King by Vela Manusaute takes us to a South Auckland Supermarket where hopes, dreams and low-price taros are feverishly negotiated, and where the workers dream of something bigger and brighter that the glaring lights of aisle four.

Rushing Dolls by performance poet Courtney Sina Meredith expresses in poetry and drama the complex desires and explosive energy of successful young Polynesian women. Cleo is searching for the perfect job and life in the shiny city but the pressures of family responsibility and following her dreams almost overwhelm her.

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