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y Contemporary Indigenous Plays anthology   drama  
Alternative title: Windmill Baby, Rainbow's End, King Hit, Bitin' Back, Black Medea
Note: Introduction by Larissa Behrendt.
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Five plays from around the country which illustrate that the rich tradition of indigenous storytelling is flourishing in contemporary Australian theatre.' (Source: Australianplays.org)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Bitin' Back, Vivienne Cleven , 2005 single work drama humour

Adapted from Vivenne Cleven's award-winning novel Bitin Back.

(p. [1]-53)
Black Medea, Wesley Enoch , 2000 single work drama

'In this riveting reworking of Euripides' play, Medea is a young indigenous woman who after leaving her family and desert country behind, finds herself in a loveless partnership with the drunken and violent Jason. When Medea attempts to flee home with their young son, Jason makes her promise that she will never take the child from the house. In a breathtaking act of revenge and sacrifice, Medea kills her young child... the child that was the father's heart.' (Source: AusStage website)

(p. [55]-81)
King Hit, David Milroy , Geoffrey Narkle , 1997 single work drama

'An acclaimed play that strikes at the very heart of the Stolen Generations, exploring the impact on an individual and a culture when relationships are brutally broken.' 'Based on the life story of Geoffrey Narkle, King Hit mirrors the lives of many Aboriginal people of his generation. Forcibly removed from his family, Geoffrey was raised on Wandering Mission before leaving to join Stewart's Boxing Troupe, where he travelled the South West as a tent boxer.'

'Ultimately it would be Geoffrey's fighting spirit that gave him the strength to turn away from a downward spiral of despair and find peace within and reconcile broken family bonds.' (Source: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company website; Publisher's blurb,19/07/2009).

(p. [83]-116)
Rainbow's End, Jane Harrison , 2005 single work drama

'Three generations of Koori women live on the edge of a country town in a shack on the banks of a flood prone river. For Nan, even life on “The Flats” represents progress of a kind, but Gladys has ambitions for a real house in town and a proper job for daughter Dolly. Set against the Queen’s visit in 1954 with music that evokes the period, this tender, funny play celebrates the fierce optimism of the women as they struggle for community acceptance in Menzies’ era Australia. ' (Source: AusStage website)

(p. [117]-200)
Windmill Baby, David Milroy , Josie Ningali Lawford , 2004 single work drama
Windmill Baby is the story of Maymay, an old Aboriginal woman who returns to the deserted Kimberley cattle station that was her home 50 years ago. A one-woman redemption piece told through Indigenous voices, with the endearing characters of Wun-man, Two-man, Aunty Darbella and old Maymay, this play is delivered with the poetry of a campfire storyteller.
(p. [201]-228)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2007 .
      4051495450031787495.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: x, 228p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Reprinted: 2008
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Larissa Behrendt.
      • Includes glossaries, production notes and playwrights' biographies and notes.
      ISBN: 9780868197951(pbk), 0868197955 (pbk)
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2013 .
      ISBN: 9781925004304 (ebook), 9781921428579 (ebook), 9780868197951 (pbk), 0868197955 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Untitled Maryrose Casey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 52 2008; (p. 203-204)

— Review of Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007 anthology drama
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 8 February vol. 6 no. 122 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Writing Never Arrives Naked : Early Aboriginal Cultures of Writing in Australia Penny Van Toorn 2006 single work criticism ; Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007 anthology drama ; Darby : One Hundred Years of Life in a Changing Culture Liam Campbell Darby Jampijinpa Ross 2006 single work life story ; No Fixed Address : Nomads and the Fate of the Planet Robyn Davidson 2006 single work essay
New Release Books 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 August no. 407 2007; (p. 51)

— Review of Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007 anthology drama ; The Circuit Beck Cole Kelly Lefever Mitch Torres Dot West 2007 single work film/TV ; The Versatile Man : The Life and Times of Don Ross, Kaytetye Stockman Alexander Donald Pwerle Ross Terry Whitebeach 2007 single work autobiography
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 8 February vol. 6 no. 122 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Writing Never Arrives Naked : Early Aboriginal Cultures of Writing in Australia Penny Van Toorn 2006 single work criticism ; Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007 anthology drama ; Darby : One Hundred Years of Life in a Changing Culture Liam Campbell Darby Jampijinpa Ross 2006 single work life story ; No Fixed Address : Nomads and the Fate of the Planet Robyn Davidson 2006 single work essay
New Release Books 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 August no. 407 2007; (p. 51)

— Review of Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007 anthology drama ; The Circuit Beck Cole Kelly Lefever Mitch Torres Dot West 2007 single work film/TV ; The Versatile Man : The Life and Times of Don Ross, Kaytetye Stockman Alexander Donald Pwerle Ross Terry Whitebeach 2007 single work autobiography
Untitled Maryrose Casey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 52 2008; (p. 203-204)

— Review of Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007 anthology drama
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