Plaything single work   drama   humour   - 60 Min; p60
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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''Plaything' is a comedy that focuses on five characters who inadvertently are trapped on a stage with an audience observing them. The main characters, HE and SHE, have no recollection of who they are or why they are here, yet feel the pressure and obligation to perform for the audience. They are joined by OTHER MAN, who shares their lack of identity and purpose, but not their concern, and soon dies in curious circumstances.' (Source: Australian Script Centre website).

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First known date: 2004
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    y Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 21
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