Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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  • Analysis of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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    Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, by Ray Lawler was a ‘bottling’ performance. A highly effective use of lighting, set design, props and additional sensory stimulus; were powerful tools in creating a realistic production. The skilful use of the elements of drama; human context; language, movement, mood and dramatic tension, enabled the audience to relate to the characters and plot. The development of sub-plots also added to the creation of a realistic performance, by mirroring the human condition. Through

  • Analysis Of Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll

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    Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Through the development of characterisation, Lawler’s text acts as a mirror for an emerging society. Whilst the play encompasses many significant themes relevant to an Australian 1950’s society, the disillusionment of growing old is a concept which is addressed through characters Roo and Olive, who evidently find their discoveries both confronting and provocative. Lawler demonstrates reluctance to grow old through Roo, Olive’s love interest who has been consistently

  • Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll Play Analysis

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    State Theatre Company’s production of Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is set in 1950s Carlton, Melbourne and follows the summer of Olive Leech (Elena Carapetis) who for the sixteen years running has hosted Roo (Chris Pitman) and Barney (Rory Walker), two sugar cane cutters from Queensland, for a summer filled with parties, drinking and lots of fun. However this year is different Olive’s best friend and Barneys ‘girlfriend’ Nancy has gone and got married while the boys were away. Pearl

  • Comparing and Contrasting Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and On Our Selection

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    typical characters. When we look back into the history of texts, we easily find that there are many timeless characters memorized by us. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and On Our Selection are two classical examples indicating the legend of characters, which are meaningful and functional to the texts and bring them with readership. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is a lasting play as it can be transposed to be as relevant today as when it was written. The play is about change and the inability for

  • Themes Depicted in the Play "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" Essay

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    "Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll" is a timeless play as it can be transposed to be as relevant today as when it was written. The play is definitely a tragi-comedy but more than the ideas raised in the statement the play is about change and the inability for some to deal with it, the battle between dream and reality and loyalty and mateship. It also serves as a social document of Australia in the 1950s. Lawler uses symbols, the actions of the characters, the structure of the play and mise-en-scene

  • Importance Of Australian Identity In The Play 'Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll'

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    address the Archaeological Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage concerning the time capsule discovered and the significance of the articles to our culture. The paraphernalia contained within the time capsule included the play ‘Summer of the Seventeenth Doll’, by Ray Lawler, which can be used to demonstrate aspects of the Australian identity which are unique to this country and are ultimately timeless. The play follows the lives of various Australian figures, including Northern Queensland

  • The Getting Of Wisdom, Coonardoo And Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll By Katharine Susannah Prichard Essay

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    The characters in these three literary text, The Getting of Wisdom, Coonardoo and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, all demonstrate the traditions of gender roles in the early twentieth century. The first text by Henry Richardson, The Getting of Wisdom in 1910, a Bildungsroman story of a protagonist, Laura, as she develops to gain wisdom through her boarding school life. Richardson’s work undercovers what it is to be a “proper” woman in the early twentieth century through Laura. The traditions of women

  • Identity and Belonging - Change Can Be Easy or Hard - Reference to Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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    for many people both men and women. It is a time when they have left the excitement and potential of their youth, instead they reflect back on where they have come from and often look with dread towards their older years, in Ray Lawyers Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll this period of time effects many characters negatively as they cannot accept they are aging and thus see change as a daunting factor. Roo, the ganger of a team of cane cutters, realises he is ageing when his back gives way and he is forced

  • Examining the Work of Playwright Ray Lawler

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    Australia. The work of playwright Ray Lawler includes three pivotal plays relevant to modern Australian society. These three plays are Kid's Stakes, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, and Other Times. These plays exemplify something that had not been done before. Namely, a description of Australian society in the 1950s as it was. The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll was the first of the trilogy and the first to portray Australians onstage in a realistic manner. For this reason this play will be discussed in

  • Australia 's Cultural And Social Change

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    Europe and Australia’s change to cosmopolitan in Dead Europe. Secondly, it will discuss between Ng’s understanding, another interpretation to Dead Europe and some facts. Thirdly, it will explain Australia’s cultural and social change in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Then, finally, it will discuss the understanding of Australia with comparing another interpretation. Lynda Ng views Christos Tsiolkas’s novel, Dead Europe, as a story, which represents Australia by its connection to Europe and globalisation