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Willy Loman in a new millennium

How does a classic play like Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' resonate with audiences today? In this clip, the director, actors and set and lighting designer share their insights during the rehearsal process of the Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2013 production of the play. They talk about the universal themes ...

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National interest - personal cost

Join early rehearsals of the Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2012 of Aidan Fennessy's play 'National interest'. Listen to the writer/director, actors and composer reflect on bringing a new perspective to the infamous Balibo Five affair. The play focuses on the emotional, personal journey of the family of Tony Stewart, ...

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Tim Winton from page to stage

Come along to early rehearsals Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2011 production of Tim Winton's play 'Rising water'. Hear the playwright, director, composer and actors offer their perspectives on how the play will be interpreted, developed and staged. Winton celebrates the collaborative nature of play making - how bodies, ...

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Silly, naughty - and Shakespeare!

Join early rehearsals of Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2011 production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Meet the director, actors, set designer and costume designer of a contemporary production. Watch actors do a read-through and describe ways that they establish character and work as part of a comedic ...

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Ngapartji Ngapartji: powerful, explosive theatre

Theatre can tell powerful stories. In the 1950s, the early years of the Cold War, some Aboriginal people were removed from their land at Maralinga in South Australia to make way for British atomic testing. Ngapartji Ngapartji, a play combining traditional Aboriginal story-telling and contemporary theatrical styles, explores ...

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Embedding Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum

This website presents a range of professional learning and digital resources to support teachers in incorporating Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum. It provides resources that enable Australian teachers and students to value, understand and explore Indigenous cultures, languages, histories and stories.

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A 'Chinese magician' backstage, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of a 'Chinese magician' backstage at the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney. Wearing make-up and a high-collared tunic, baggy trousers and slippers, he is posed leaning backwards with a white pigeon in one hand and a scarf in the other. Two Chinese 'yin yang' symbols are on a background screen.

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Bran Nue Dae, 1991: Growing up Aboriginal

This clip shows playwright and musician Jimmy Chi and actor Stephen Albert talking about attending a mission school near Broome in Western Australia, and being separated from family to attend school in Perth. Chi also describes his semi-autobiographical musical 'Bran Nue Dae'. Albert, who grew up with Chi and performed ...

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Ray Lawler discusses 'Summer of the seventeenth doll', 2005

This is an edited sound recording of the Australian actor and playwright Ray Lawler discussing his iconic 'Doll' trilogy of plays. Lawler explains that the three plays tell the story of two Queensland canecutters who form friendships with two women in Melbourne and visit them over a period of 17 years. He reflects on the ...

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Message Stick - Wayne's World, 2005: Conversations

This clip shows actor, writer, director and filmmaker Wayne Blair describing his acting career, which includes musical theatre in Queensland and film and television. Footage and black-and-white still photographs from the musical 'The Sunshine Club' open the clip. Blair is interviewed and heard in voice-over. He talks about ...

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Doing justice to a remarkable play

Andrew Bovell's play 'When the rain stops falling' opens with a fish falling out of the sky - in Alice Springs! Come behind the scenes with the director, actors, and set and costume designers as they talk about their roles in the Black Swan State Theatre Company's 2011 production of this internationally celebrated play. ...

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Indigenous Theatre Perspectives

This online library provides teachers with resources to access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre practitioners and performing arts agencies.