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y separately published work icon Blackrock single work   drama   - Twenty four scenes - Monologue extract
First known date: 1995 Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Blackrock
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form y separately published work icon Blackrock Nick Enright , ( dir. Steven Vidler ) Sydney : Palm Beach Pictures , 1996 Z80151 1996 single work film/TV mystery crime During a welcome home party for a local surfing legend, a fifteen-year-old girl is gang-raped and beaten to death. When morning breaks and news of the murder circulates, the community is splintered by shame, deceit, and mistrust.

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This work has Reading Australia teaching resources.

Unit Suitable For

AC: Senior Secondary (English Unit 1 and Unit 2)

Themes

belonging, death, family, family secrets, generation gap, identity, multiculturalism, purpose, relationships

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Literacy, Personal and social

Production Details

  • First produced by the Sydney Theatre Co., Wharf 1 Theatre, Sydney, 30 August 1995.

    • Revived by STC in 1996 and played at the Australian Theatre Festical in Canberra.
    • Played in 2010 at the Tantrum Theatre in Newcastle.
    • Studio presentation in the Judith Wright's Shopfront in Brisbane, 2011.
    • Performed 22 July – 12 August at La Boite Theatre, Kelvin Grove Village, Brisbane

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1995
    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1996 .
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      Extent: viii, 69p.p.
      Description: port., production photos
      Note/s:
      • Includes authors notes.
      ISBN: 0868194778
      Series: Currency Plays Currency Press (publisher), series - publisher

Works about this Work

Blackrock: When the Good Do Nothing David Berthold , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

This essay serves as an introduction to Blackrock, and was written for the Reading Australia project.

'Based on a True Story' : The Problem of the Perception of Biographical Truth in Narratives Based on Real Lives Donna Lee Brien , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 13 no. 2 2009;
'Despite a sustained interest in the ethical issues around writing narratives that are 'based on true stories', much of the public discourse around this matter has fallen into a repetitive and non-productive rut. This begins when a published work, usually a memoir or work of investigative, biographically focused journalism, is exposed to contain some obvious untruth. Outraged media commentary fans a firestorm of literary scandal, which often increases book sales and then dies out. While these conflagrations could prompt significant investigation around both the complexity of attempting to represent reality in writing as well as what contemporary readers' demands for authenticity reveals about them, too often public discussion as well as more scholarly discourse stalls either at the same stage of backward-looking moral superiority or post-modernist explanations that all truth is relative. This paper uses a detailed case study approach, focusing on a series of factually based works by Australian playwright Nick Enright to illuminate some of the practical and ethical challenges writers face when they draw on the power of real stories to create cultural product.'
Mongrels and Young Curs: The Hounding of the Feminine in St James Infirmary, Good Works, Blackrock and Spurboard Jane O'Sullivan , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 127-142)
y separately published work icon Adaptations : A Guide to Adapting Literature to Film Denise Faithfull , Brian Hannant , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2007 Z1361797 2007 single work criticism Adaptations discusses approaches to adaptations of various forms of literature using a range of Australian texts and films as examples.
'The Space Between' : Representing 'Youth' on the Contemporary Australian Stage Richard Jordan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Space Between : Representing 'Youth' on the Contemporary Australian Stage 2005; (p. 1-44; 107-126)
Much-Needed Light on a Dark Subject Diana Simmonds , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 September vol. 116 no. 5987 1995; (p. 95)

— Review of Blackrock Nick Enright , 1995 single work drama
Untitled Ken Longworth , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 15 March 1996;

— Review of Blackrock Nick Enright , 1995 single work drama
Surf, Sun, Sex ... and Murder Stephen Dunne , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 September 1996; (p. 14)

— Review of Blackrock Nick Enright , 1995 single work drama
Untitled Stella Wilkie , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November-December no. 157 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of Blackrock Nick Enright , 1995 single work drama
Issue Overload Simon Clews , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1996-1997) no. 187 1996; (p. 76-77)

— Review of Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls Philip Dean , 1996 single work drama ; Blackrock Nick Enright , 1995 single work drama
The Decline and Fall of the Laconic, Boozing Hero Brendan O'Keefe , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 December 2005; (p. 29)
y separately published work icon Adaptations : A Guide to Adapting Literature to Film Denise Faithfull , Brian Hannant , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2007 Z1361797 2007 single work criticism Adaptations discusses approaches to adaptations of various forms of literature using a range of Australian texts and films as examples.
Mongrels and Young Curs: The Hounding of the Feminine in St James Infirmary, Good Works, Blackrock and Spurboard Jane O'Sullivan , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 127-142)
'Based on a True Story' : The Problem of the Perception of Biographical Truth in Narratives Based on Real Lives Donna Lee Brien , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 13 no. 2 2009;
'Despite a sustained interest in the ethical issues around writing narratives that are 'based on true stories', much of the public discourse around this matter has fallen into a repetitive and non-productive rut. This begins when a published work, usually a memoir or work of investigative, biographically focused journalism, is exposed to contain some obvious untruth. Outraged media commentary fans a firestorm of literary scandal, which often increases book sales and then dies out. While these conflagrations could prompt significant investigation around both the complexity of attempting to represent reality in writing as well as what contemporary readers' demands for authenticity reveals about them, too often public discussion as well as more scholarly discourse stalls either at the same stage of backward-looking moral superiority or post-modernist explanations that all truth is relative. This paper uses a detailed case study approach, focusing on a series of factually based works by Australian playwright Nick Enright to illuminate some of the practical and ethical challenges writers face when they draw on the power of real stories to create cultural product.'
'The Space Between' : Representing 'Youth' on the Contemporary Australian Stage Richard Jordan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Space Between : Representing 'Youth' on the Contemporary Australian Stage 2005; (p. 1-44; 107-126)
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