Downfall: Three New Zealand History Plays
- Author: Forster, Michelanne
- ISBN: 9780473262761
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$NZ 39.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 39.99
Downfall allows readers to view the history of New Zealand through a dramatic lens. These three plays by the acclaimed author of Daughters of Heaven have intrigued audiences in professional productions in New Zealand and overseas. Te Keni explores the fraught relationship between Maori and Pakeha in the early colonial period. Larnach reveals the dynamics of the prominent family that established Larnach Castle in Dunedin. My Heart Is Bathed in Blood examines the tragic consequences of the relationship between two medical students in 1950s Otago. Each play is introduced with an essay that provides historical context and performance history. Downfall is ideal for students and teachers of drama and for those with an interest in New Zealand's rich heritage.