2010 Publications

Plays for Physical Theatre

Plays for Physical Theatre II: Six plays for young adults, with production notes

Angie Farrow 

These six plays appeal to a broad spectrum of age groups, and to support those studying drama at senior levels. They are highly theatrical, of varying lengths, and require a strongly physical and playful performance style. Each is accompanied by extensive production notes, which provide study suggestions and ideas to stimulate the rehearsal process. 

The first volume of Plays for Physical Theatre continues to be highly successful and the plays have been performed in numerous schools and tertiary institutions in New Zealand and Australia.

Mapping the Distance

Ingrid Horrocks

This collection of poems shows the benefit of ten years gestation. A group of beautiful formal lyrics which recount time spent in Italy is followed by one considering family and ancestry. The major part of the book consists of poems coming from years spent living and studying overseas and then settling back in New Zealand and starting a family. 

Ephraim's Eyes

Bryan Walpert

The characters in this collection of stories by Bryan Walpert have each had their lives disrupted by personal tragedy. Left to face up to both their responsibility and lack of control over the events, characters weave their own stories and enter into their own worlds as they psychologically resist grief but are driven to explain. 

Bryan’s intriguing, well-crafted stories span the realms of philosophy, astronomy, mycology, super heroes, science fiction and religion. Hopping between America and New Zealand, he explores the human need to rationalize experiences and the way these explanations change over time. 

Trauma and Media: Theories, Histories and Images

Allen Meek

This book provides the first comprehensive account of trauma as a critical concept in the study of modern visual media, from Freud to the present day. It argues that the media coverage of 9/11 and the subsequent ‘war on terror,’ has revealed how the formation of communities of witness and commemoration around ‘traumatic events’ can perpetuate violence and inequality.

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