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Description - The Drover's Wife by Leah Purcell

Tarantino meets Deadwood in this full-throttle drama of our colonial past. Henry Lawson's story of the Drover's Wife pits the stoic silhouette of a woman against the unforgiving Australian landscape, staring down a serpent-it's our frontier myth captured in a few pages. In Leah's new play the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the Drover's Wife is confronted by a threat in her yard, but now it's a man. He's bleeding, he's got secrets, and he's black. She knows there's a fugitive wanted for killing whites, and the district is thick with troopers, but something's holding the Drover's Wife back from turning this fella in... A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power and has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's infancy into our complicated present.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925005714
ISBN-10: 1925005712
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell is a proud Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman from Queensland. She is an actor, writer and director. Leahs awards include the 2014 Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwrights Award, a 2013 AACTA Award for Best Female Actor in a TV Drama for Redfern Now, a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play and Matilda Awards for Best Actress and Director for The Story of the Miracles at Cookies Table, a Film Critics Circle Award and an IF Award for Lantana, two Actor of the Year and one Singer of the Year Deadly Awards, the inaugural Bob Maza Fellowship, and the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship for her artistic endeavours, community philanthropy and cultural activism. Leah is a proud member of Actors Equity.

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