Ruby Moon By Matt Cameron

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Ruby Moon by Matt Cameron

The Artslink Queensland production of Ruby Moon by Matt Cameron can be described as an example of the Australian Gothic dramatic style. Ruby Moon, set in picture perfect Flaming Tree Grove, is about the tragic dilemma of a couple, Ray and Sylvie, trying to cope with the earlier disappearance of their young daughter, Ruby, while on the way to visit her grandmother at the end of the cul-de-sac (Queensland Education, 2014).
Matt Cameron 's, Ruby Moon, is an award-winning contemporary Australian playwright and screenwriter based in Melbourne which depicts a uniquely Australian landscape; employing the conventions of the Australian Gothic Theatrical style (Queensland Theatre Company, 2009). In the production of Ruby Moon, the stage setting creates dramatic meaning and purpose. Ruby Moon is set in an Australian suburban town in picture perfect Flaming Tree Grove where Ray and Sylvie 's daughter, Ruby, disappears on her way to visit her grandma at the end of the cul-de-sac (HCS, 2014). The intimacy and secrecy of the Flaming Tree Grove community and its lack of safety adds to the supernatural and paranormal intrusions of Australian Gothic Theatre. The Ruby Moon production was fuelled and inspired by fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Alice in Wonderland, and also newspaper headings and stories about families and their missing children scattered around the world. Matt Cameron 's purpose of the production…

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