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WHAT I WROTE - Katherine Thomson

Year: 2007

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G

Runtime: 60 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Catherine Gough-Brady

Produced By: Catherine Gough-Brady

Language: English

Website: www.whatiwrote.com.au

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The dissident walks through Katherine Thomson’s plays – the whistleblower, the unionist and the activist occupy her stage. We see them in Harbour, Mavis Goes to Timor, and Wonderlands. Katherine talks about her writing process, where he research has led her and where her ideas come from. She discusses her stagecraft and the effect of the spectacular. She talks of writing for a TV mini series and her collaboration in Answered By Fire.

This title consists of a short filmed interview (approx 30 mins) with the playwright discussing her plays and writing methods; short ‘lesson starter’ films about each play and about curriculum concerns; accessible and informed commentary; easy to use chapters and menus; teachers notes; the writer reading a passage from one of her plays.

The writer discusses: key literary figures; development of her ideas and themes; motivation of her characters; adaptation of the texts; dramaturgy and staging of her plays; social and historical context of her plays; inspirational sources for her plays; tips for young writers.

[One 30 min film and 11 mini films]

PLAYS & SCRIPTS:
Answered by Fire, Part Two
Diving for Pearls
Harbour
Mavis Goes to Timor
Navigating
Wonderlands

THEMES:
Writing in Australia
From Ideas to Script
From Script to Stage
Best Writing Tips
Form and the Media

OTHER TITLES ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE 'WHAT I WROTE' SERIES:

Special discounts apply when buying the complete series of four DVDs - BUY 3 GET 1 FREE!

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