y Cloudstreet single work   drama   - Three parts, 102 scenes
Adaptation of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Note: Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton.
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Tim Winton's quintessential Australian yarn of the spirited child Fish, his family and unlikely neighbours - sharing determination, faith, pain, and laughter is a story of love and the bonds that tie us to our sense of place. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed theatrical events of the decade, it is a five hour epic. (Source: Libraries Australia)

Production Details

  • First produced by Company B Belvoir and Black Swan Theatre in Berth 9, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 3 January - 8 February 1998. Season directed by Neil Armfield.

    The international tour of the play to Europe in 1999 was awarded the Best International Production Award at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1998
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Perth, Western Australia,: Currency Press ; Company B Belvoir ; Black Swan Theatre Company , 1999 .
      Extent: [vi], 122, xxvip.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      ISBN: 0868195898
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Cloudstreet's New Voice Sharon Verghis , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 May 2016; (p. 4)
A former judge’s vision breathes new life into one of contemporary Australia’s favourite novels, as an opera, writes Sharon Verghis.
White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004 Jonathan Bollen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 62-74)
In an overview of films and dramas that feature sea and beach life, 'the plays discussed in this chapter envisage a different relation between masculinity and environment from that of the Bush realist plays. This new relation is one in which an exposure to the sea and the sky has a resolutive effect on men who are somehow incapacitated or incomplete' (71).
The Collaboration Process : Nick Enright and Justin Monjo's Adaptation of Cloudstreet Jack Teiwes , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 61-77)
Nostalgia, Reconciliation or New National Myth? : The Adaptation of 'Cloudstreet' to the Stage Jack Teiwes , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 48 2006; (p. 228-247)
'This article examines and demonstrates how minor aspects in Winton's book regarding a vision of Australia itself and Aboriginal issues were re interpreted and vastly magnified by the play's writers and director in lieu of the period novel's predominant focus on a family saga evoking a specific time and place.' Source: Jack Teiwes, 'Nostalgia, Reconciliation of New National Myth?' Australasian Drama Studies 48 April 2006: (229)
Long and Winding Street Des Partridge , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 June 2001; (p. 4)
Cloudstreet's Tour de Force Lights Up the Town Debra Aldred , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 July 2001; (p. 11)
NY Reviews Mixed for Cloudstreet Misha Schubert , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 October 2001; (p. 3)
Vale Cloudstreet Jo Roberts , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 October 2001; (p. 5)
Cloud Nine Tony Squires , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 June 2001; (p. 2)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Epic with a Silver Lining Des Partridge , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 July 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Australia Growing Up, but in a Warped Mirror Bruce Weber , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times , 4 October 2001;

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Nostalgia in the Global City : Recuperating the Battler in the Sydney Production of "Cloudstreet" Tom Burvill , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 157-163)
Explores the 1998 production of the drama Cloudstreet (produced by Company B Belvoir, directed by Neil Armfield) and its function as a powerful communal cultural moment.
Untitled Peter Fitzpatrick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 37 2000; (p. 99-101)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Untitled Ian McFarlane , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 4)
Untitled Bruce Sims , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Emily Potter , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 5)
A Close Look at 'Cloudstreet' Kathleen Mary Fallon , 1999 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 215 1999; (p. 23-28)
Over the Rainbow Murray Bramwell , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , September no. 192 1999; (p. 19)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Historic Theatre Mark Naglazas , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 12 January 1998; (p. 5)
Triple Booked Matt Price , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 13-14 December 1997; (p. 36-39)
Over the Rainbow Murray Bramwell , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , September no. 192 1999; (p. 19)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Cloud Nine Tony Squires , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 June 2001; (p. 2)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Epic with a Silver Lining Des Partridge , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 July 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Untitled Peter Fitzpatrick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 37 2000; (p. 99-101)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Australia Growing Up, but in a Warped Mirror Bruce Weber , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times , 4 October 2001;

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright Justin Monjo 1998 single work drama
Nostalgia, Reconciliation or New National Myth? : The Adaptation of 'Cloudstreet' to the Stage Jack Teiwes , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 48 2006; (p. 228-247)
'This article examines and demonstrates how minor aspects in Winton's book regarding a vision of Australia itself and Aboriginal issues were re interpreted and vastly magnified by the play's writers and director in lieu of the period novel's predominant focus on a family saga evoking a specific time and place.' Source: Jack Teiwes, 'Nostalgia, Reconciliation of New National Myth?' Australasian Drama Studies 48 April 2006: (229)
The Collaboration Process : Nick Enright and Justin Monjo's Adaptation of Cloudstreet Jack Teiwes , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 61-77)
White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004 Jonathan Bollen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 62-74)
In an overview of films and dramas that feature sea and beach life, 'the plays discussed in this chapter envisage a different relation between masculinity and environment from that of the Bush realist plays. This new relation is one in which an exposure to the sea and the sky has a resolutive effect on men who are somehow incapacitated or incomplete' (71).
Triple Booked Matt Price , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 13-14 December 1997; (p. 36-39)
On the Street Where We Live Sonia Harford , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 1997; (p. 5)
Untitled Ian McFarlane , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 4)
Untitled Bruce Sims , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Emily Potter , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 5)
Historic Theatre Mark Naglazas , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 12 January 1998; (p. 5)
Walking Down Cloudstreet Rachel Hennessy (interviewer), 1997 single work interview
— Appears in: Dialogue , December no. 33 1997; (p. 8-9)
A Close Look at 'Cloudstreet' Kathleen Mary Fallon , 1999 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 215 1999; (p. 23-28)
Long and Winding Street Des Partridge , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 June 2001; (p. 4)
Cloudstreet's Tour de Force Lights Up the Town Debra Aldred , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 July 2001; (p. 11)
NY Reviews Mixed for Cloudstreet Misha Schubert , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 October 2001; (p. 3)
Nostalgia in the Global City : Recuperating the Battler in the Sydney Production of "Cloudstreet" Tom Burvill , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 157-163)
Explores the 1998 production of the drama Cloudstreet (produced by Company B Belvoir, directed by Neil Armfield) and its function as a powerful communal cultural moment.
Vale Cloudstreet Jo Roberts , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 October 2001; (p. 5)
Cloudstreet's New Voice Sharon Verghis , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 May 2016; (p. 4)
A former judge’s vision breathes new life into one of contemporary Australia’s favourite novels, as an opera, writes Sharon Verghis.
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