drovers wife

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this is cool,lie:
In
a
way
you’re
sort
of
testing
yourself
by
coming
here? Lewis:
…She
hates
talk
about
love.
She
thinks
its
icky.
‘Love
is
the
last
gasp
of
the
 bourgeois romanticism’
she
says.
She
hates
me
doing
an
opera
about
love
and
 fidelity while
thousands
of
Vietnamese
are
being
killed
by
America
troops. Julie:
I
don’t
like
men’s
double
standards,
I
guess.
Men
want
women
to
deceive
 them because
it’ll
prove
their
worst
thoughts
about
women… Julie:
My
parents
had
me
committed.
They
think
its
sort
of
like
a
holiday. Julie:…It’s
peculiar
about
drugs.
Doug
hates
them
because
he
likes
to
be
naturally
 high all
the
time.
Zac
likes
them
because
everything
passes
like
he’s
in
a
dream
or
 limbo. I
think
I’m
a
naturally
addictive…show more content…
• The
darkened,
derelict,
burnt
out
theatre
at
the
start
of
the
play:
The
 neglected, burnt
out
theatre
represents
the
attitudes
that
society
has
to
 mental health
–
it’s
neglected,
and
the
mentally
ill
are
marginalised.
It
also
 represents a
different
world
for
Lewis
that
he
needs
to
enter
into.
A
world
 that is
much
different
to
his
own
and
where
he
will
‘test’
himself. • The
flickering
fuse
box:
The
electrics
in
the
theatre
are
faulty,
and
 throughout the
play
the
lights
flicker
as
the
fuse
box
flickers.
This
 represents Lewis’
uncertainty
–
his
lack
of
confidence
about
what
he
is
 doing. • The
fire:
Doug
lights
two
fires
–
the
second
one
gets
him
taken
off
the
 play. The
fire
represents
an
initial
hurdle
for
Lewis
and
the
other
 characters –
it’s
an
obstacle
that
nearly
derails
the
whole
play.
However,
 just like
real
fire,
Doug’s
fire
brings
with
it
change
and
new
beginnings.
 The
characters
collude
with
Lewis
to
come
up
with
a
story
about
the
fire
 to make
sure
the
play
keeps
going.
When
Doug
departs,
Lewis
also
takes
 on the
part
of
Ferrando,
which
draws
him
deeper
into
the
play. • The
rain:
At
the
beginning
of
the
second
act
it
is
raining.
Rehearsals
are
 going well
–
the
characters
are
beginning
to
take
more
ownership
over
 the play
and
relate
it
to
their
own
real‐life
experiences.
Rain
represents
 life, and
this
is
what
is
happening
at
this
stage
in
the
play.
The
characters
 are using
the
opera
to
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