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Stolen single work   drama   - Numerous scenes
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Stolen
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Stolen is based upon the lives of five Indigenous people, who go by the names of Sandy, Ruby, Jimmy, Anne and Shirley, who dealt with the issues for forceful removal by the Australian government.

Exhibitions

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Production Details

  • AUSTRALIA:

    First produced by Ilbijerri and Playbox Theatre Centre in association with the Melbourne Festival at the CUB Malthouse, Melbourne, 21 October 1998. Written for the Ilbijerri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Theatre Cooperative.

    Director: Wesley Enoch.

    Cast: Tammy Anderson, Kylie Belling, Tony Briggs, Pauline Whyman, and Stan Yarramunua.

    Production Crew: Wesley Enoch, Richard Roberts, Glenn Shea, Matt Scott, and David Chesworth.

    Later played at the Cremone Theatre, South Bank, Brisbane on 2 November 2011.

    Produced at the National Theatre of Parramatta, 29 May to 1 June 2018.


    ENGLAND:

    Performed at the Tricycle Theatre in London for a two-week season during 2001.

    Director: Wesley Enoch.

    Performed at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta : 3-17 June 2016.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press ; Playbox Theatre , 1998 .
      Extent: 38p.
      Note/s:
      • Contains theatre program in centre pages separately paginated.
      ISBN: 0868195715
      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.
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2013 .
      Edition info: 3rdr revised edition
      ISBN: 9781925004205 (ebook : Kindle) :, 9781921428609 (ebook : epub) :
Alternative title: Aborijini Gikyokusen
Alternative title: 原タイトル
Language: Japanese

Works about this Work

Stolen hearts, Stolen Generations Winnie Wang , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: NEW: Emerging scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies , March vol. 4 no. 1 2018; (p. 111-113)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
'Twenty years since Stolen debuted in Melbourne’s Playbox Theatre, the play still resonates with audiences as one of the key texts exploring the constructed and contested nature of Australia’s Stolen Generations. Its timelessness is owed to the interpretability of theatre, but also to the thoughtful construction in its superb writing. Stolen has continued to prove its relevancy in Australia’s negotiation with its Indigenous population, from its plural histories to its ongoing attempts at reconciliation. Stolen is a poignant exploration of the intersection between history and memory, and the role human experiences have to play in building a more inclusive, shared history on Australian soil.'
Stolen hearts, Stolen Generations Winnie Wang , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: NEW: Emerging scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies , March vol. 4 no. 1 2018; (p. 111-113)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
'Twenty years since Stolen debuted in Melbourne’s Playbox Theatre, the play still resonates with audiences as one of the key texts exploring the constructed and contested nature of Australia’s Stolen Generations. Its timelessness is owed to the interpretability of theatre, but also to the thoughtful construction in its superb writing. Stolen has continued to prove its relevancy in Australia’s negotiation with its Indigenous population, from its plural histories to its ongoing attempts at reconciliation. Stolen is a poignant exploration of the intersection between history and memory, and the role human experiences have to play in building a more inclusive, shared history on Australian soil.'
Story of Forced Removal of Indigenous Children Still Powerful Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 June 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
Maternal Practice and Maternal Presence in Jane Harrison's Stolen Emma Hughes , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms along the Edge , November no. 33 2015;
'This paper offers an analysis of the representation of Aboriginal mothers in Jane Harrison’s play, Stolen. It argues that the Aboriginal mother characters in Stolen endeavour to engage in maternal practices even after their children are taken from them. The act of a non-Aboriginal person speaking about Aboriginal representation is acknowledged as problematic. Further, this paper proposes that if white feminists seek to analyse the representation of Aboriginal women then they should be open to criticism of their analyses. Engaging with dramatic criticism, postcolonial theory and maternal philosophy, the author presents Harrison’s play-text as constituting an important contribution to discourses surrounding the Stolen Generations. ' (Publication abstract)
y separately published work icon The Challenge of Humour in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Theatre : Examining the Relationship between Performer and Audience in 'The 7 Stages of Grieving', 'Stolen' and 'Namatjira' Bronwen J McNab , Adelaide : 2013 9293207 2013 single work thesis
Humour FromTragedy Rachel Scollay , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 October no. 512 2011; (p. 64)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
New Look at a Sad Old Story Sue Gough , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 November 2011; (p. 76)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
Reality of the Stolen Generation Hits Home James Harper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 November 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
Play Spreads the Story of the Stolen Generations Tania Evorall , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 August no. 207 1999; (p. 17)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
Play Examines Stolen Generations 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 November no. 188 1998; (p. 3)

— Review of Stolen Jane Harrison , 1998 single work drama
'A new play from Victoria's Ilbijerri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-operative looks at one of the most important issues for Indigenous Australians - the stolen generations..'
Aboriginal Encounters : Cross-Cultural Perspectives on First Nation Drama Marc Maufort , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transgressive Itineraries : Postcolonial Hybridizations of Dramatic Realism 2003; (p. 147-231)
Section II of this chapter is entitled 'Staging Australian Aboriginality.'
Jane Harrison's Stolen and the International Postcolonial Context Marc Maufort , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crucible of Cultures : Anglophone Drama at the Dawn of a New Millennium 2002; (p. 285-294)
Windshuttling the Right : Some Australian Literary and Historical Adaptations for the Stage Helen Thomson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 3 no. 2004; (p. 133-142)
Focusing on the disjunction between versions of national history in white and black narratives of shared history, the article provides an overview of theatrical adaptations of cultural narratives that deal with Aboriginal experience in Australia's post-contact history.
Fears, Hopes, Memories of a Stolen Generation Ron Banks , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 September 2005; (p. 12)
'Stolen' Play on Tour Desiree Bissett , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 October no. 361 2005; (p. 8)

Awards

2002 joint winner Australian Centre Literary Awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award Drama Joint winner with Dallas Winmar for her play, Aliwa.
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