By (author) Nick Enright
Spurboard by Nick Enright
Book DescriptionThis is a large play for a large cast centring around a group of young people in their late teens growing up in a country town. It covers the next couple of years in their lives as each endeavours to make their own way in the world. Some manage to follow their dreams, others fall by the wayside, but the play never loses its sense of optimism and life affirmation. The world of the play moves from the dustbowl of the rodeo circuit to the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and incorporates a number of issues important in young lives: being true to oneself; exploring one's sexuality; dealing with parental pressures; sibling rivalry; competitive pressures of success and failure; staying in a country town or going 'where the money is'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780868196435
(135mm x 210mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: Australia
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Servant of Two Masters, Paperback (August 2010)
The Servant of Two Masters is the crowning glory of the Commedia del'Arte tradition that so influenced Shakespeare's comedies and western theatrics. Truffaldino couldn't be happier with his change of circumstance balancing two jobs and earning double the wage. But his 'masters' turn out to be separated lovers on the run staying at the same inn.
Man with Five Children, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Nick Enright
A gripping multimedia drama spanning twenty-eight years, chronicling the secrets and lives of five diverse Australians during the final quarter of the 20th century.
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Author Biography - Nick Enright
Nick Enright (19502003) trained for the theatre at New York University School of Arts after early experience in Australia including with Nimrod and MTC. He was an actor, director and teacher as well as a writer. His plays include On the Wallaby, Daylight Saving, St James Infirmary, Mongrels, A Property of the Clan, The Quartet from Rigoletto, Blackrock, Good Works, Spurboard and A Man with Five Children. With Justin Monjo he adapted Tim Winton's Cloudstreet for the stage. He has also written for film and television, including co-writing with George Miller the screenplay for Lorenzo's Oil which was nominated for an Oscar. He has written a number of musicals including The Venetian Twins and Summer Rain with composer Terence Clarke. He wrote the book for the Australian production of The Boy From Oz. Among many awards were two Green Room Awards for Best Play, and four Gold AWGIE Awards, the 1998 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the NSW Premiers' Special Award. As well as being a prolific writer, Nick was a noted acting teacher, particularly at NIDA and WAAPA.
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