First- the announcement:
A performance of selected scenes from Louis Nowra’s The Golden Age, by students of the Clemente Australian Literature Unit
on Wednesday 29th of May at 5pm, at the
Mission Australia Centre (MAC) Surry Hills, 19 Denham Street.
All Welcome: Free of Charge.
Today -at Surry Hills- we begin work on this amazing play about a group of people who were discovered in the wilds of Tasmania in 1939. This group had evolved their own version of English and their own culture and offered a disturbing challenge to the so-called civilized world that exploded into the Second World War.
You can here Louis Nowra speak about his play by clicking on this picture:
Topics you might consider for your blog this week include:
Write a first reaction to what you think The Golden Age is about.
“Literature that walks and talks”- discuss what you think this means in relation to Australian drama.
Say which character you identify with most closely in the play so far.
Make some suggestions on how we might present this play in week 12.
Think of a topic of your own: are there any of your own life experiences that have a bearing on what Louis Nowra is presenting?