The Golden Age

The Golden Age Inspired by the true story of a group of people who were discovered in the wilds of Tasmania in acts men women

Inspired by the true story of a group of people who were discovered in the wilds of Tasmania in 1939 2 acts, 10 men, 6 women.

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About Author

  1. Louis Nowra born 12 December 1950 is an Australian writer, playwright, screenwriter and librettist His most significant plays are Cos , Byzantine Flowers, Summer of the Aliens, Radiance, and The Golden Age In 2007 he completed the The Boyce Trilogy for Griffin Theatre Company, consisting of The Woman with Dog s Eyes, The Marvellous Boy and The Emperor of Sydney Many of his plays have been filmed 1 He was born as Mark Doyle in Melbourne He changed his name to Louis Nowra in the early 1970s He studied at Melbourne s La Trobe University without earning a degree In his memoir, The Twelfth of Never, Nowra claimed that he left the course due to a conflict with his professor on Patrick White s The Tree of Man He worked in several jobs and lived an itinerant lifestyle until the mid 1970s when his plays began to attract attention.His radio plays include Albert Names Edward, The Song Room, The Widows and the five part The Divine Hammer aired on the ABC in 2003 2 In March 2007, Nowra published a controversial book on violence in Aboriginal communities, Bad Dreaming.Nowra has been studied extensively in Veronica Kelly s work The Theatre of Louis Nowra.He resides in Sydney with his wife, author Mandy Sayer From


The Golden Age Comment

  1. This is the first Nowra play I ve read, and maybe the first Australian play I ve read One thing that really appeals to me about this play is the intertextuality of it Nowra s play opens with an am dram charity performance of Iphigenia in Tauris, and there is a similar performance of the same play near then end, and the group of exiles do their own parodic performance of Nahum Tate s King Lear the Restoration verse of Shakespeare s play with a comparatively happy ending Of course, each of these p [...]

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