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Parramatta girls and Eyes to the floor / Alana Valentine
Bib ID 6646007
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Valentine, Alana, 1961- author
 
Description Strawberry Hills, NSW : Currency Press, 2014 
©2014 
153 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781925005165 (paperback)
192500516X (paperback)
Series

Currency plays.

Summary

Based on the testimony of dozens of women from Parramatta Girls Training School, Parramatta Girls is a dramatisation of the experiences of eight inmates and their reunion forty years later. Interspersed with songand storytelling, this is a tribute to mischief and humour in the face ofhardship and inequality. Commissioned by Outback Theatre in Hay, Eyes to the Floor chronicles the experience of girls sent from Parramatta Girls Home to the Hay Girls Home for even more brutal, punitive treatment. Written to be played by young adults, this moving work emphasises the childlike vulnerability of the inmates in a world where they must find connection with each other in order to to survive. Artfully woven with movement, chorus work and poetry, it is a compelling companion work to Parramatta Girls.

Full contents
  • Parramatta girls
  • Eyes to the floor.
 
Notes

Library's N copy signed by the author, 14 July 2016.

Subjects Girls Training School (Parramatta, N.S.W.) -- Drama.  |  Hay Institution for Girls (N.S.W.) -- Drama.  |  Girls -- Institutional care -- New South Wales -- Parramatta -- Drama.  |  Inmates of institutions -- New South Wales -- Parramatta -- Drama.  |  Girls -- Institutional care -- New South Wales -- Hay -- Drama.  |  Australian drama -- 21st century.  |  Australian
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