Trojan Barbie single work   drama   - 75 Min; p67
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Trojan Barbie
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'Lotte, a modern-day English tourist who repairs dolls, is on a Cultural Tour for Singles in Troy when she encounters Andromache, fleeing the rape of her city. An American soldier captures Andromache; Lotte tries to intervene, only to be captured herself. Meanwhile, two American soldiers kidnap a young virgin (Polly X, who is Hecuba's daughter) to drink beer and party with the tigers at the Baghdad Zoo. When the prison camp is torched, the women are enslaved but Lotte is rescued by the British Embassy. Lotte's life returns to normal-- until a revenge-obsessed Hecuba claws her way up through the centuries to Lotte's doll-shop, in search of her murdered children's bodies.' (Source: Australian Script Centre website).

Production Details

  • Commissioned by Roberto Gutierrez Varea, El Teatro Jornalero!, and the University of San Francisco's Performing Arts and Social Justice Program for a student workshop production as The Doll Hospital. World premiere scheduled for 2009 at the American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts.' (Source: Australian Script Centre website).

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First known date: 2007
  • Appears in:
    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. 29
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