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              Dawn Raids
               

              Dawn Raids (Paperback)

              By Kightley, Oscar

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              "Tension is rising in 1970s New Zealand. Muldoons government is cracking down on illegal immigration and the notorious dawn raids are ripping Pasifika families from their beds. At the eye of this political storm, everyday New Zealanders like Sione struggle to keep their families ...united. Fuarosa, the familys resident overstayer, fights against the chaos to keep hold of her freedom and Siones sister Teresa might be getting in too deep with black rights activists. First staged in 1997, Dawn Raids is just as confronting and relevant now as it ever has been. Oscar Kightley pulls no punches and brings the play to life with his trademark hilarity and wit"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780908607631
              Published NZ 12 Nov 2017
              Publisher Playmarket
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              Series NZ Play Series
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              Maria Dronke: Glimpses of an Acting Life
                

              Maria Dronke: Glimpses of an Acting Life (Paperback)

              By Tempian, Monica

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              In 1962, as a student at Wellington Teachers College, I saw Bruce Mason, our great pioneering playwright, performing a show of his sketches. One was of a speech teacher, who spoke in a German accent, giving voice exercises: "Make your lips little mice running up and down the clot...hesline." It was funny enough but I had no idea (nor would probably any of the other students) that Mason was mimicking (and in a rather cruel way) the actress and teacher Maria Dronke. By the 1960s, she had withdrawn from public appearances.
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              ISBN 9780908607730
              Published NZ 20 Nov 2021
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              Waiora: Te Ukaipo - The Homeland
                

              Waiora: Te Ukaipo - The Homeland (Paperback, New edition)

              By Kouka, Hone

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              "Its 1965 and a Mori family prepares a hngi to celebrate a birthday with their Pkeh guests. The family have recently left their ancestral home, Waiora, on the East Coast of the North Island, to a colder climate in the South. Rongo is feeling lost. She hasnt been able to sing sinc...e the move, but her tpuna are always close by.Waiora is a New Zealand theatre classic. It was first published in 1997 and has been performed locally and overseas and studied in schools and universities. This new edition includes updates from the playwright and a new foreword and study notes. Poignant and comedic, this play explores ideas of home and belonging."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780908607679
              Published NZ 17 Nov 2019
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              Two Comedies
                

              Two Comedies (Paperback)

              By Amas, Quigan, Gumbley

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              n The Pink Hammer, four women sign up for a carpentry workshop to find the tutor has absconded with their fees and left behind Woody, her disgruntled husband. Annabel, Louise, Helen and Siobhan invade Woody's man cave and persuade him to run the course. His neatly ordered sanctua...ry will never be the same. And neither will they. A comedy about unlikely friendships and finding empowerment with power tools. "...a comedy which, despite all its outward affability and talent to amuse, reveals something deeper about human relationships" The Press Flagons and Foxtrots recreates New Zealand's Saturday night dance-hall era of the 1960s. The Twist was all the rage, a bloke had to do the right thing and everyone drank sneaky pints in the car park. At Newbury Hall, the Archie Moore Trio is hoping to hit the big time, but Sid won't let them play. Jill longs to marry Jack, the lead singer, but he's knocked up her friend, Rita, in a one-night stand. Hilarity ensues as everybody scrambles to pick up the pieces during a night of music and dancing. "A bloody good night out that only the most committed misanthrope would refuse to enjoy" The Dominion
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              ISBN 9780908607709
              Published NZ 22 Nov 2020
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              Shift: Plays by Vivienne Plumb, Alison Quigan and Lynda Chanwai-Earle
               

              Shift: Plays by Vivienne Plumb, Alison Quigan and Lynda Chanwai-Earle (Paperback)

              By Plumb, Vivienne; Quigan, Alison; Chanwai-Earle, Lynda

              ISBN 9780908607617
              Published NZ 13 Nov 2016
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              Performing Dramaturgy
                

              Performing Dramaturgy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Graham, Fiona; Foreword by O'Donnell, David; Index by Wynne-Jones, Victoria; Cover design or artwork by Cansino, Adam; Cansino, Sorelle

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              "Performing Dramaturgy is the first comprehensive guide to New Zealand dramaturgy. Charting the history and evolution of international practice, Fiona Graham examines the introduction of professional dramaturgy to New Zealand and the development of a practice based on tikanga Mor...i. Through interviews and local case studies, Graham investigates how dramaturges have collaborated with performance makers from playwrights to performance artists to create work that is nuanced and multi-layered. Informed by thirty-five years of performance development experience, Grahams Performing Dramaturgy is essential reading for practitioners and students of all creative disciplines who want to apply the principles of dramaturgy to their own arts practice"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780908607648
              Published NZ 15 Nov 2017
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              Badjelly the Witch: 2019
               

              Badjelly the Witch: 2019 (Paperback)

              By O'Sullivan, Alannah

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              "A play adaptation of Spike Milligan's beloved classic children's book, Badjelly the Witch, adapted by Alannah O'Sullivan with music by Geoff Davidson"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9780908607655
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Playmarket
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Playmarket Play Series
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              Southern Stage
               

              Southern Stage (Paperback)

              By Henderson, Gary

              Michael Hope is ten years old and sleeps on a volcano. Rumblings in the adult world encroach into Michael's life, erupting, and throwing his universe into a chaos that will change him forever. A coming-of-age story about life on the Peninsula. Two teenagers fall in love. Their... parents are constantly at war. Will their differennt cultures keep them apart? Romeo and Tusi puts an hilarious Pasifika spin on Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. Sometimes to resuscitate love you have to risk drowning. In The Raft, a family tries to pick up the pieces and wrestle with things that have remained submerged for too long. Michael James Manaia returns form the Vietnam War to find himself at odds with his culture, his history and his memories. Four classic New Zealand plays from the South Island. This title includes: Peninsula by Gary Henderson Romeo and Tusi by Oscar Kightley and Erolia Ifopo The Raft by Carl Nixon Michael James Manaia by John Broughton Form: New Zealand Play Series Style: Comedy Drama Themes: Maori Pacific Island Social War
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              ISBN 9780908607662
              Published NZ 25 Nov 2018
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              Haruru Mai by Briar Grace-Smith and Strange Resting Places by Paolo Rotondo and Rob Mokaraka
               

              Haruru Mai by Briar Grace-Smith and Strange Resting Places by Paolo Rotondo and Rob Mokaraka (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grace-Smith, Briar; Rotondo, Paolo; Mokaraka, Rob

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              "In Haruru Mai, a Maori Battalion veteran returns to his small Northland hometown after forty years. His arrival revives anxieties over land and family, and Maori participation in the war. He becomes romantically involved with Paloma and, haunted by the death of a fellow Maori so...ldier, he shelters a young man battling his own demons. Strange Resting Places is a hilarious and often poignant exploration of the collision of Maori and Italian culture during World War Two. Big band music, traditional waiata and bomber planes are woven together in this beautiful tale of unlikely friendship and impossible love"--Publisher information
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              ISBN 9780908607440
              Published NZ 3 Oct 2012
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              Purapurawhetu
                

              Purapurawhetu (Paperback)

              By Grace Smith, Briar

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              When someone special dies, their spirit joins the others in a wild tango across the night sky." Purapurawhetu is a masterpiece of New Zealand theatre. The town of Te Kupenga has been tainted by a tragedy that happened 30 years ago. Tyler is an outsider who wants to fit in. ...As Tyler helps weave the tukutuku panel for the new wharenui,new faces and old demons haunt Te Kupenga. Tyler must weave together the secrets of the past in order to save his town from collapsing all over again... "Grace-Smith's poetic language and imagery, her complex characterisation and the sure hand with which she blends the epic and the mundane, humour and tragedy, make this play of suffering and redemption speak to us all in our hearts and minds" The Dominion
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              ISBN 9780908607693
              Published NZ 22 Nov 2020
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