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Close Study of Text
Transcript of Close Study of Text
Love and all its problems: The traditional literary/popular culture love triangle is represented in Nowra’s play. This dramatic and narrative technique enables Nowra to examine love, loyalty, fidelity and the importance of friendship as opposed to lust. The love triangle between Lucy, Lewis and Nick is further complicated by the evolving connection between the director Lewis and Julie:
‘I think I feel for you’
Also, the place of the production, Cosi Fan Tutte, illustrates many of Nowra’s concerns about the traditional role of men and women:
Julie: My love, if this true
Ruth: I will compensate your heart with love and with fidelity.
Mozart’s Opera, full of passion and bravado, is a product of the romantic period of European classical music, however, it is being produced by a cast and crew considered ‘mad’, reflecting upon the passion, individual choice and progressive thoughts that ran through Australia in the 1970’s. To bring to the fore the character of Lewis is to also consider the playwright. Louis Nowra has stated the semi-autobiographical nature of Lewis. Nowra often visited his grandmother in a Melbourne asylum. The 1970s saw Nowra’s grandmother institutionalised due to dementia. She had no choice in the matter, much like the central characters of Cosi. The shaping of Nowra by his experiences is deeply connected to Lewis’ alteration in motives and attitudes. Nowra: ‘a decade going mad’. ‘I don’t want to see worlds that similar to my own.
I want a different world.’ – Louis Nowra ‘I didn’t want to be an Australian playwright.
I wanted to be a world playwright.’ – Louis Nowra Techniques Humour - satire, irony, slap stick, black humour
Characterisation - contrast between Nick and Lewis, Lucy and Julie
Intertextuality - play within a play, Mozart with an Australian play
Slang v Opera
Lewis closing monologue
Diegetic sound - the war protests over the radio
Semi-autobiographical features - Louis is Lewis Messages Love and all its problems
The importance of music
The place of identity