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    How does Nowra use the opera Cosi fan Tutte to explore the play’s main ideas? Set in a typical mental asylum in the 1970’s during the anti-Vietnam War protests and the feminist movement for women's equal rights, the play 'Cosi' by Louis Nowra deeply explores the themes of love and fidelity, in a society predominantly concerned with war and politics. Throughout the play, Nowra uses the play within a play, 'Cosi Fan Tutte', to convey his key values regarding the importance of love and fidelity in

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    The play “Cosi” by Louis Nowra is the story of a university student who is set the task of producing a play in a mental institute. The play uses many dramatic techniques including, but not limited to; the setting of the play, humour, and tension as well as role, to help draw the audience into the world of the play, the world of these ‘mental patients.’ The play also helps to bring forward people’s feelings and attitudes towards the mentally ill and people’s attitudes towards love and cheating, to

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    Cosi Essay Dale Tilley

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    How Successful Has Lois Nowra Been in Challenging the Significant Ideas of Love, Fidelity, Sanity and Insanity in Cosi? In the play Cosi Louis Nowra challenges the important themes of love, fidelity, sanity and insanity within a range of dramatic techniques. Cosi is set in Melbourne, during the early 1970’s. Numerous political and radical events were occurring. The Vietnam War protest was raging, the sexual revolution was rolling, and mental illness was still misunderstood and mistreated. Due

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    Cosi

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    Nowra’s play is set in a ‘burnt out theatre’. Discuss the importance of setting and imagery in conveying Nowra’s idea on 'Cosi'. The setting and imagery used in Louis Nowra’s play ‘Cosi’ explore the turbulent time that took part in Australia. The play is set in a mental institution in Melbourne, in the 1970’s. Using the ominous presence of the Vietnam War, Nowra explores the insanity of the war; and the need to condemn war and to protest against Australia’s involvement in Vietnam. The main presence

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    Cosi Fan Tutte Essay

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    Darkness is manifested through the reality within Cosi and the fantasy aspect contained in the play, Cosi Fan Tutte. The darkness behind the truth in regards to the nature of humanity is vastly explored. Louis Nowra has integrated such concepts within the comical play. Set during the 1970’s, the seemingly contemporary situations reveal much of the dismal reality most had experienced during that time. Throughout the play, the Cold war is also acknowledged, therefore elucidating the idea whereby, much

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    Cosi Madness

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    Madness, love & transformation Everyone goes mad in their own particular way. Nowra thinks madness is too generalised, and it is based on each individuals past and experiences etc. At the end of the play, Lewis is no longer afraid of madness. Lewis is thoroughly transformed by the patients. Nowra uses a mixture of laughter and madness, which is a volatile mixture. We usually see madness as dark and scary, so we can keep it in a corner and ignore it. When he adds humour to it, then we begin to

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    In Louis Nowra’s ‘Cosi’ it becomes evident that the only way to maintain healthy and positive relationship is through communication. This is because communication leads to understanding, this has been concluded, based on the contrast made between effective and ineffective communication. Furthermore, in the movie ‘Shrek’ by Andrew Adamson and Abhay Kapoor’s book, ‘Rani’ the notion of communication leading to understanding is further emphasised. In Cosi, after a contrast between the relationships

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    In Louis Nowra’s 1971 play, ‘Cosi’, protagonist Lewis Riley is encouraged to ‘bring the patients out of their shells’ by directing them in a play but although Lewis is the one instructing and guiding them, the asylum patients end up altering Lewis’s understandings about love and the mentally ill, as well as shaping his character, confirming that they evidently educate Lewis more than he teaches them. Lewis, being an ‘outsider’ ultimately has the ability to influence the inmates of the asylum. Nowra

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    "Cosi", by Louis Nowra, is a play which comprises of many distinct characters, each with their own unique backgrounds and outlooks on life. Throughout Cosi, the different ways in which the patients escape the depressing reality of the asylum and their conditions become evident. Roy creates a false memory of a fantastic childhood and obsesses over Cosi Fan Tutte and “the music of the spheres” so as to suppress the tragic knowledge of his experiences as a child and his life in the asylum. In a

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    Inner Journey Cosi

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    Inner Journey Assessment William F Buckley quoted “If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey most of us would never start at all”. This quote relates to journeys, specifically to inner journeys with the intention that many journeys are difficult and if individuals knew how difficult the journey was going to be, then most of us would not even commence the journey. A journey is simply a movement from one place to another. Physical journeys are gateways to inner journeys, which

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