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Contemporary Australian Theatre Gary's House By Debra Oswald And No Sugar By Jack Davis

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Theatre is always a reflection of society at the time it is created and Contemporary Australian Theatre does not differ from this guideline. Gary's House by Debra Oswald and No Sugar by Jack Davis are two Australian plays which deal with issues relevant to the time of their creation.No Sugar is set in 1929 and deals with issues predominantly associated with the hardships Aboriginal people had to face in that era. The play looks at discrimination, culture, identity, experience and the mistreatment of Aboriginal people and intends to educate the audience about these themes. The play also sets out to persuade the audience to judge these events from a perspective different from their own.No ...view middle of the document...

Aboriginal culture is celebrated through family, community and their connection with nature. No matter how much sympathy is felt for the Aboriginal people, we must also make the connection that they have such a unique and wonderful culture unlike any of our own.Gary's House was first performed in 1996 and deals mainly with relationships and the concept of a complete family picture. The play follows Gary and his companions in attempts to build a house.The majority of characters in Gary's house come from broken homes or have no significant family unit at all. This reflects society at the time it was created as divorce and lack of family were becoming more common throughout the 1990's. This also portrays what the characters lacked and allows for relationships between one another to bring about happiness."Not used to this, I can tell you. Haven't felt this good since - bit of a shock to the system. Haven't felt like this since... Forgotten what this felt like," (Christine - Act 2 Scene 5).A major part of the production is the building of the house as the play goes along. The house acts as a metaphor for the relationships in the play. When things go wrong the house stops being built and falls to ruins but characters have a...

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