A Word from Book Nook

A Word from Book Nook

“I would like to express my gratitude as a parent and as a citizen to all the teachers and practioners of Drama and other Performing Arts,” says Mary Sutherland of Book Nook.

“Drama, and in fact all the arts, are so important to the development and maintenance of a caring and reflective shared culture.

Some highlights of what’s new:

The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher  - to quote The School Library Journal, “One of the best written Shakespeare parodies created for this audience and its absolutely laugh-out–loud funny for those familiar with both the Bard and Star Wars.”

A Town Named War Boy by Ross Mueller developed with ATYP with a young cast and audience in mind, inspired by The State Library of NSW collection of WWI diaries and letters: bringing the ANZAC legend to life.

Mother by Daniel Keene - a one-woman play - probably not for school performance but worth exploring as, in the words of Bryce Hallett of SMH, “Daniel Keene is indisputably one of Australia’s most poetic, thoughtful and probing playful hits.”

Set to address the long overdue new focus on Drama in primary schools is Katherine Zachest’s Drama for Early Childhood a comprehensive, practical program for children 3-8 years old.

And for a bit of fun, an international offering which has us excited: The Big Book of Molière Monologues is a selection of fun and funny monologues for actors from teens to mature.