Books for theatre lovers.
We're all missing the human connection of live events right now, but we can still turn to books to fulfil our cultural hankerings...
Monologues, two-handers, three-acts and ensembles: some book narratives are made for the transition to the stage. Likewise, some playhouse plotlines scream (theatrically, of course) to be fleshed out in a more literary fashion. Here are some books that began on the boards, and some plays that leapt from the page.
Leah Purcell reflects on the tiny story that continues to form part of her contemporary dreaming.
Make your next reading group session one to remember with Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet.
I love the snow gum.
The man hadn’t shown himself for months, but only one person owned that helmet and the red Indian Chief motorbike.
Treat your book club to Leah Purcell's harrowing and timely retelling of Henry Lawson's The Drover's Wife.
Full of fury and power, Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a brave reimagining of the Henry Lawson short story that has become an Australian classic.
We sat down with Leah Purcell to chat about her new book The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson.