$30.00 what to write for speech? Travelling nor
what to write for speech? Travelling north by David Williamson.
Travelling North - Speech preparation
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Preview: ... e in Australia, [1 ] which is equivalent to $2,942,640 in 2009 dollars. David Williamson is a playwright who attracts a particular kind of audience nowadays. These people love his social comedies about as much as they're not fond of such plays as The Removalist or the "verbatim community conferencing" dramas of a few years back ( Face To Face, Conversation, Charitable Intent ). And they may well be the kind who are going along to the current touring production of Traveling North First staged in 1979, Travelling North was prescient in telling of Frank and Frances, an older couple who, having met only very recently, have decided to (a) not get married (gasp) and (b) leave chilly Melbourne and move north to the sun (another gasp). Frank and Frances were probably among the original grey nomads, except Frank ( Terence Donovan ) decides he wants to stay put once he finds a nice old shack and a good fishing spot. Frances ( Sandy Gore ) finds herself between a rock and a hard place: back in Melbourne her pouty daughters continue to exert the magnetic pull of emotional blackmail to come home and babysit and be mum. Frank, meanwhile, quickly forgets how to be a considerate, fun and gentle man and reverts (with odd speed) to cranky, chauvinist piggery . Then his heart starts playing up and suddenly Frances has an invalid to care for. So far, so what? Well, being a Williamson play, there is much to it that is a ...
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