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Daisy in the Dreamtime
Daisy in the Dreamtime
"Captivating!" —Variety

"Powerful…mesmerizing…written with heart and sensitivity…truly compelling theatre!" —Tolucan Times

"Extraordinary! Rarely do we find a play like Daisy in the Dreamtime." —Backstage

"Stunning! Critics' Choice!" —Los Angeles Times
By Lynne Kaufman

Cast: 3m., 3w. In 1913, an Irish émigré, Daisy Bates, pitched a tent in the Australian outback and lived there with the aborigines for 30 years. She fed them, doctored them, and recorded their stories and rituals. She was the first white woman to be initiated into aboriginal dreamtime. Her only enemies were the Trans-Australian Railway and Annie Lock, the Lutheran missionary. Daisy's people called her Kabbarli, the great white spirit of the never-never. This is her story and theirs. The play explores Daisy's life and why she abandoned her husband, child and all the comforts of civilization to live in the bleakest place on earth with the most primitive people and proclaim herself blessed. It traces the spiritual quest of a woman in a culture that is free of the two great obsessions of modern civilization: the pressure of time and the accumulation of goods. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes.

This play contains sexual language and content.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  D89
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  48
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  85 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583423214
Publication Date: 12/21/2005
Lynne Kaufman is the author of 12 full-length plays, three novels and dozens of short stories. Her most recent accolade is the 2005 Otis Guernsey New Voices in Playwriting Award given by the William Inge Theatre Festival. Her play Daisy in the Dreamtime (published in Women Playwrights: Best New Plays of 2003, by Smith and Kraus and by Dramatic Publishing) ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the following regions:US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Netherlands, U.K.
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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