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form The Salt Maiden single work   drama   radio play  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Salt Maiden
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The Salt Maiden is a poetic and erotic retelling of the ancient story, traditional in many cultures, about the love for a mermaid by a human being. Rana, a mysterious young woman moves to an island knowing that in order to get to work each day she will be forced to catch the ferry across the strait, in so doing she hopes to conquer her growing fear of drowning. Russ, the ferryman, mistaking her terror for sexual tension falls in love with her. Unbeknown to either of them Rana is employed to care for Russ' crippled, senile Grandmother who is obsessed with a tragedy from her past. With each trip across the water the three characters are pulled closer together until memory and myth, past and present merge shockingly into one.' http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/airplay/s1303415.htm (Sighted 07/03/05).

Production Details

  • Conceived for a Queensland Theatre Company play reading, it went on to be produced by Debase as part of the Sheila's Shorts Festival.
  • Read on Airplay, Radio National's weekly program of new Australian radio writing and performance, 6 March 2005.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: ca. 2002

Works about this Work

Island Base Floats Ideas Suzanna Clarke , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 March 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of The Salt Maiden Donna Cameron , 2002 single work drama radio play
Island Inspiration 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 6 March 2005; (p. 3)
Island Base Floats Ideas Suzanna Clarke , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 March 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of The Salt Maiden Donna Cameron , 2002 single work drama radio play
Island Inspiration 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 6 March 2005; (p. 3)
Last amended 17 Mar 2005 15:57:18
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