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Author Pender, Anne
Title Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2008
©2008
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Descript 1 online resource (230 pages)
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Series Australian Playwrights Ser. ; v.v. 12
Australian Playwrights Ser
Note Intro -- Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Series Editor's Preface -- Editors' Preface -- Contributors' Biographies -- Acknowledgement -- Part One: The Productions -- 1: Nick Enright: A Life in Theatre -- 2: Life or a Cabaret?: Nick Enright and The Boy from Oz -- 3: Masculinity, Guilt and the Moral Failures of the Body: Nick Enright's Screenplays -- 4: The Collaboration Process: Nick Enright and Justin Monjo's Adaptation of Cloudstreet -- 5: Youthful Presence: Nick Enright as Teacher and A Property of the Clan -- 6: Enright's Mongrels as Intervention in the Canon of Contemporary Australian Drama -- 7: Enright on the Record: Evidence from the Television Archives of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation -- 8: Mongrels and Young Curs: The Hounding of the Feminine in St James Infirmary, Good Works, Blackrock and Spurboard -- 9: Anxiety and a Fragmented Australia in Nick Enright's A Man With Five Children -- 10: "Loved Every Minute of It": Nimrod, Enright's The Venetian Twins and the Invention of Popular Theatre -- 11: Summer Rain: Sweet Nostalgia -- Part Two: The Collaborator -- 12: Nick Enright: A Man With Many Children -- 13: Nick Enright: Friend -- 14: Nick Enright: An Acting Teacher Recollected -- 15: Prima Le Parole E Poi La Musica -- Appendix: Works by Nick Enright
Nick Enright (1950-2003) was one of Australia's most significant and successful playwrights. As a writer, director, actor and teacher he influenced theatre in Australia for thirty years. Enright wrote more than fifty plays for the stage, film, television and radio, translated and adapted more, and taught acting to students in varied settings, both in Australia and the United States. His writing repertoire included comedy, social realism, farce, fantasy and the musical. In addition to his prodigious contribution to all of these genres, he was a passionate advocate for the actor and the theatre in contemporary society. In this volume Anne Pender and Susan Lever present a set of essays and recollections about Nick Enright's work for students, teachers and scholars. The book offers a comprehensive study of Enright's writing for theatre, film and television. Scholars, acting teachers and theatre directors have contributed to this work each illuminating an aspect of Enright's remarkable career. The discussions cover interpretations of Enright's scripts and productions, detailed analysis of his directing style, substantial background and analysis of his writing for musicals, as well as accounts of his specific approach to acting and to adaptation across genres. The essays and recollections included in this book will inspire theatre practitioners as well as scholars. Most importantly, this book will inform and enlighten students and teachers both at high school and university about an exceptional career in the theatre
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Pender, Anne Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright Amsterdam : BRILL,c2008 9789042024601
Subject Enright, Nicholas, -- 1950- -- Criticism and interpretation.;Australian drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism
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Alt Author Lever, Susan
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