About our country's good australia 1789 a young married lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. Our country’s good by timberlake wertenbaker extract contents page brief background to the play 4 before tackling the play 6 act one, scene one the voyage out 8 scene two a lone aboriginal australian 11 scene three punishment 12 scene four the loneliness of men 14 scene five an audition 18. Patrick, tiffany, creating the role of dabby bryant in timberlake wertenbaker's our country's good (2006)university of new orleans theses and dissertations 316 thank you to the university of new orleans mfa drama and communications creating the role of dabby bryant in timberlake wertenbaker's our country's good. Our country’s good can be partly understood as a response to the arts policies of margaret thatcher’s conservative government, which, as alwyn w turner notes, ‘had firmly set its face against the subsidizing of the arts’ thatcher herself wrote in her memoirs: ‘artistic talent  is unplanned, unpredictable, eccentrically individual. Dawson theatre play our country’s good is a fine replication of timberlake wertenbaker’s epic drama find this pin and more on our country's good by lisa houston our country’s good is great.
Timberlake wertenbaker’s 1988 play our country’s good is a celebration of the humanising power of theatre the play is an adaptation of thomas keneally's 1987 novel the playmaker set in the first australian penal colony and based on real events, the play sees a naval officer stage george. Home a level and ib drama & theatre studies our country's good purpose and intentions our country's good purpose and intentions 45 / 5 hide show resource information our countrys good- act one scene two 35 / 5 our country's good 00 / 5 things i know to be true. The 22 characters in our country’s good are played by 10 actors, most of whom take double or triple roles, with no regard for gender or skin colour.
Wertenbaker wrote our country’s good in order to depict a developmental process for the characters through the howardian theory of redemption, by learning from each other, and by acting in their p. An in depth overview of ideas for the design of our country’s good, and a detailed look into the context really helpful for writing essays - information is detailed and thorough. Is our attempt to understand ourselves better our country’s good is an exploration of the darker sides of the human psyche, into our most basic human desires and of our will to.
When our country’s good came out in 1988, it was hailed as a masterpiece its message that art can transform the most wretched of lives resonated strongly with theatre audiences who had seen the. Timberlake wertenbaker’s much-travelled our country’s good, about the penal-colony settlers in 1780s australia, may be earnest - but music by former britpop singer cerys matthews helps. The aborigine proves to be a crucial character to the exploration of the theme of dreams and in conveying certain ideas in wertenbaker's our country's good, despite his minor contribution to the plot.
Our country’s good is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us in 1787, ships each with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight month voyage. Drama & theatre studies our country’sr good e t our country’s good between 1787 and 1868 britain exiled 160,000 convicts to australia, mostly never to return the characters of the play are representative of the ‘first fleet’ which arrived at botany bay after eight months at. Our country’s good is a touring production made in co‑production with the brilliant ramps on the moon and nottingham playhouse, whose previous collaborations over the last two years include the comedy hit the government inspector and a critically acclaimed version of the who’s tommy.
Study information our country's good the story: this play is based on fact by the middle of the seventeenth century the middle class and wealthier citizens of england were deeply frightened of a rising crime rate - particularly crimes against property - which had been created by a swelling population and widespread unemployment. In our country’s good, wertenbaker explores how drama and language can be a refuge from the hopelessness of the grim conditions of supposed rehabilitation facilities and comments on the ineffectiveness of the justice system in reintegrating inmates into society. Our country’s good takes place in two acts, each with short scenes that are titled in a production the titles are usually announced or flashed onto a screen the first scene, “the voyage out.
Our country’s good, by timberlake wertenbaker, is a play that begins in the hold of the vessel sirius, a convict ship the ship is on its way to australia, where the british empire notoriously shipped criminals to get them away from the british isles. “our country's good is at once a vivid portrait of conditions in the new colony and a richly comic repository of 18th century performance styles above all, it is a glorious testament to the healing power of art. Our country’s good is both a comedy and a powerful drama which shows us how we can escape the chains that bind us in 1787, a fleet of ships carrying over 700 convicts set sail on an eight month voyage.