Storming Mont Albert by Tram

A fully illustrated print version of the first play to be produced on a moving tram.

Author: Paul Michael Davies

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1975901371

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A fully illustrated print version of the first play to be produced on a moving tram. Originally performed in Melbourne on the Mont Albert line, the 'Tram Show' eventually played on trams in Melbourne and Adelaide over a dozen years from 1982 to 1994 trambulating a total distance that would have taken its combined nightly audiences half way round the world. Described as the "most surreal event to animate Melbourne theatre" the Tram Show kick started a revolution in theatre that saw similar plays produced on riverboats, in pubs, houses, cinemas and gardens throughout the 1980s.

Breaking Up In Balwyn

Breaking Up In Balwyn is 'site-specific' play set and performed on a Yarra river boat (the aptly named Yarra Princess) as it makes its way from Melbourne's CBD upriver to the wealthy suburb of Toorak and back.

Author: Paul Michael Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648599809

Category: Drama

Page: 306

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Breaking Up In Balwyn is 'site-specific' play set and performed on a Yarra river boat (the aptly named Yarra Princess) as it makes its way from Melbourne's CBD upriver to the wealthy suburb of Toorak and back. The audience are the invited guests of gay divorcee Smanatha Hart-Byrne who is determined to celebrate her separation from husband Michael. Along the way, several unexpected people gate crash the party, including the Tax Squad and Michael himself disguised as a gorilla-gram.

Theatre Australia un limited

The first of these ' location theatre ' pieces in 1982 took place on a tram ; this was
Paul Davies ' s Storming Mont Albert By Tram . A surprisingly orthodox plot
developed as the tram plied its usual route to Melbourne and back to ...

Author: Geoffrey Milne

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042009306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

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Theatre Australia (Un)limited tells a truly national story of the structures of post-war Australian theatre: its artists, companies, financial and policy underpinnings. It gives an inclusive analysis of three 'waves' of Australian theatrical activity after 1953, and the types of organisations which grew up to support and maintain them. Subsidy, repertoire patterns, finances and administration, theatre buildings, companies, festivals and notable productions of the commercial, mainstream and alternative Australian theatre are examined state by state, and changes to governmental policy analysed. Theatrical forms comprise not only spoken-word drama, but also music theatre, comedy, theatre-restaurant, circus, puppetry, community theatre in several forms and new mixed-media genres: physical theatre, circus, visual theatre and contemporary performance. Theatre Australia (Un)limited is the first comprehensive overview of the fortunes of Australian theatre as a national enterprise, providing the industrial analysis of the 'three waves' essential for the understanding of the New Wave and of contemporary drama.

Storming Glenelg by Tram

This text includes photos taken of a live performance and includes articles, reviews and a chapter on the show from the book "Really Moving Drama" by the same author

Author: Paul Michael Davies

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1976439108

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The world's first play set and performed on an actual moving tram. "Storming Glenelg by Tram" took place on the Glenelg tram route in Adelaide South Australia while travelling from this outer suburban terminus to the City and back. Along the way various characters enter the tram and interact then either leave or are thrown off. As the story unfolds events become more and more out of control until finally the police arrive. Performed in both Adelaide and Melbourne (Storming Mont Albert and Storming St. Kilda by Tram) the "Tram Show" as it became known was performed over 400 hundred times taking its nightly audiences a total distance that would have seen the vehicle travel half way round the world. This text includes photos taken of a live performance and includes articles, reviews and a chapter on the show from the book "Really Moving Drama" by the same author

Full House no Vacancies

Theatre Works has performed plays on trams ( Storming Mont Albert by Tram /
Storming St Kilda by Tram ) , on a river boat ( Breaking Up in Balwyn ) , in a pub (
The Pub Show ) , in the outdoors ( Fabulous Tales From the Horse ' s Mouth ) ...

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001842068

Category: Australian drama

Page: 71

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Storming St Kilda By Tram

The second in a series of 'picture plays' recording key site specific performances in Melbourne in the 1980s. Storming St. Kilda unfolds on a typical Melbourne tram as it makes its way from the St. Kilda Terminus to the City and back.

Author: Paul Michael Davies

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ISBN: 0648599876

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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The second in a series of 'picture plays' recording key site specific performances in Melbourne in the 1980s. Storming St. Kilda unfolds on a typical Melbourne tram as it makes its way from the St. Kilda Terminus to the City and back. Audiences are part of the action as various characters get on and off the tram interacting with each other in increasingly hilarious ways. Eventually the police arrive to arrest the innocent and let the guilty go. Includes reviews and background information.

The State of Play

In this vein , the most imaginative piece in my experience was Storming Mont
Albert by Tram , one of half a dozen works created by Paul Davies for
TheatreWorks . In the original version ( later transposed to the St Kilda tram line )
, the ...

Author: Leonard Radic

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035222749

Category: Australian drama

Page: 258

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From a respected theatre critic, a look at the state of Australian theatre since the 1960's.

Madame Mao

Other theatre credits include A Toast to Melba , Baal and Waiting for Godot at the
Pram Factory ; Storming Mont Albert by Tram and Breaking Up in Balwyn for
Theatreworks ; and The Cherry Orchard for the Mill Theatre in Geelong . He also
 ...

Author: Thérèse Radic

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ISBN: UVA:X001488521

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Page: 73

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Australian national bibliography

Storming St . Kilda by tram / Paul Davies . - Sydney : Currency Press ; Melbourne
: Theatre Works , 1991 . — viii , 73 p . : ill . , ports . ; 21 cm . — ( Current theatre
series ) Play in 2 acts . Originally produced as " Storming Mont Albert by tram ' .

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Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 316

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The Future of Post Human Performing Arts

There is also a tradition for experimenting with unusual comedy venues, such as
Rod Quantock's 'Bus' tours and the similar 'Storming Mount Albert By Tram,"
which used buses and trams respectively as mobile theatres in which the
audience ...

Author: Peter Baofu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443844857

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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Are the performing arts really supposed to be so radical that, as John Cage once said in the context of music, “there is no noise, only sound,” since “he argued that any sounds we can hear can be music”? (WK 2007a; D. Harwood 1976) This radical tradition in performing arts, with music as an example here, can be contrasted with an opposing view in the older days, when “Greek philosophers and medieval theorists in music defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies, and vertically as harmonies. Music theory, within this realm, is studied with the presupposition that music is orderly and often pleasant to hear.” (WK 2007a) Contrary to these opposing traditions (and other views as will be discussed in the book), performing arts, in relation to both the body and its presence, is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that the respective ideologues on different sides would like us to believe. Needless to say, the challenge to these opposing traditions in performing arts does not imply that performing arts are worthless human endeavors, or that those fields of study related to performing arts like aesthetics, acoustics, communication studies, psychology, culture studies, sociology, religion, morality, and so on should be rejected too. Of course, neither of these extreme views is reasonable. Instead, this book provides an alternative, better way of understanding the future of performing arts, especially in the dialectic context of the body and its presence—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them or integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other. In other words, this book offers a new theory (that is, the transdisiciplinary theory of performing arts) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way. If successful, this seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about performing arts, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its “post-human” fate.

Really Moving Drama

From 1979 to the early 1990s a number of small, professional companies in Melbourne took theatre out of dedicated buildings into places where their audiences lived, worked, travelled and played.

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 1534866752

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Page: 202

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From 1979 to the early 1990s a number of small, professional companies in Melbourne took theatre out of dedicated buildings into places where their audiences lived, worked, travelled and played. Deriving from independent filmmaking, 'happenings' and political street theatre, these self-described 'location plays' were performed on busses, trams, and riverboats, as well as in tents, houses, cinemas, pubs, galleries, prisons, parks and gardens. What became known through 8 iterations as "The Tram Show" was staged over a dozen years on light-rail vehicles in both Melbourne and Adelaide, trambulating a total distance that would have taken its combined nightly audiences halfway around the world. These early forms of site-specific theatre immersed spectators in their places of performance in ways that liberated a whole suite of new sensations - beyond sight and hearing - to include touch, taste, smell, balance etc. In this way they moved the 'art of theatre' into literally new territory. Here the practice broke through not only theatre's 4th wall (between stage and audience), but the 5th wall (between individual audience members) and 6th walls as well (between the play as a whole and a random outside audience sometimes looking back in). In the example of the Tram, Bus, and Boat Shows spectators could even witness the events of the play through a kind of 7th wall: that of their own reflection in the vehicle's night-time window: watching themselves watch the play as it spread from its 'really moving' stage out onto the streets beyond...

Belonging

... at the ' Linga Longa ' , St Kilda , Melbourne , 3 April ) Storming St Kilda by Tram
1991 ( 1982 ) Currency ( Theatreworks , on the no . 42 tram route ( under the title
Storming Mont Albert by Tram ] ) Davis , Jack Barungin : Smell the Wind ...

Author: John McCallum

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Limited

ISBN: IND:30000125248132

Category: Australian drama

Page: 484

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John McCallum's new history explores the relationship between 20th century Australian drama and a developing concept of nation. The book focuses on the creative tension sparked by dueling impulses between nationalism and cosmopolitanism; and between artistic seriousness and larrikin populism. It explores issues such as the domineering influence of European high culture, the ongoing popularity of representational realism, the influence of popular theatrical forms, the ambivalence (between affection and aggression) of much Australian humour and satire, and the interaction between the personal and the political in drama. The strength of "Belonging" is its comprehensiveness, anyone studying an Australian play will find an account of it here in the context of the other works by its author or the time and place in which it was written. As well as a rundown of the major writers and their works, and an account of how the minor writers fitted in, the book also investigates the more obscure plays and writers about whom little has been written. This authoritative study of Australian drama gives an account of the relationship between our theatre and our sense of self while taking into account a broad range of influences that helped to shape both.

Australia

Author: Tony Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: 0864420404

Category: Australia

Page: 883

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Sixth, updated edition of a travel guide first published in 1977. Provides general factual information on the country, as well as information of specific interest to the traveller and tourist, including transportation by various means, accommodation for a range of budgets, outdoor activities, and a glossary of Australian slang. The core of the book is divided into the states and territories of Australia. Included indexes of maps, text and national parks.

Last Train To St Kilda

An innocent young couple migrate from the outer suburbs to Melbourne's red light district.

Author: Paul Michael Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648599825

Category: Art

Page: 232

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An innocent young couple migrate from the outer suburbs to Melbourne's red light district. Here they find a society that has gone mad. A society whose opinions are formed by newspapers like the Daily Liar, where all the money has holes in it and where, about the only thing you're allowed to get without your ID is a cold sore.

The Forty Lounge Cafe

She has performed at Theatre Works in Storming Mont Albert by Tram , with
Handspan in Banquet , and at The Church in Courting Disaster . Mary was a core
member at Anthill in 1987 and performed in Macbeth , Da Vinci was Right and
the ...

Author: Tes Lyssiotis

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000078522533

Category: Australian drama

Page: 70

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Australia

Author: Hugh Finlay

Publisher:

ISBN: 0864423624

Category: Australia

Page: 1002

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The best-selling insider's guide to the Land of Oz. From the Top End to Tasmania, from bush camping with your billy to swanky five star hotels, there is detailed coverage on accommodation, notes on the best of modern Australian cuisine and a listing of exhilarating activities from surfing and whitewater rafting to bushwalking. Includes a colour section on Aboriginal Art.

33 Postcards from Heaven Ustraylia

Through images and chapters written like scenes from an increasingly surreal movie, 33 Postcards From Heaven describes a day in the life of Joe Deegan, lover and scriptwriter- a middle aged 'seachanger' who, like many of his generation, ...

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 0646436260

Category: Humor

Page: 442

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Through images and chapters written like scenes from an increasingly surreal movie, 33 Postcards From Heaven describes a day in the life of Joe Deegan, lover and scriptwriter- a middle aged 'seachanger' who, like many of his generation, migrates to the Rainbow Coast seeking healing, enlightenment and a little lie down. Preferably within earshot of an organic environment and some unspoilt beach?where things were going really well for Joe. Until the day he turned 50. Within a few short hours the low-sensation thrill seeker nearly drowns in the surf, virtually throws away a well-paid, undemanding job, and then almost destroys his near perfect relationship with Barbara Solomon, the wise but adorable angel who had come to his rescue after Joe's wife, Kate, died a decade earlier.When the incurable romantic discovers that, on top of bad news from his dentist, his humble beach shack is about to surrounded by 238 pink and lilac, medium density, cluster townhouses, the beautiful birthday slips into a hopelessly downward spiral?misunderstandings and lot of shouting follows. Yet in trying to rescue the small rainforest next to his modest home, Joe discovers a cause worth fighting for. Something that might even lift him out of his interminable mid-life crisis.

Smoke In Mirrors Sreenwriters Admit to Make Believe

Roger Simpson searches for the "story engine". John Hughes works between "fact and fiction". Everett de Roche claims to be "only the writer". For Shane Maloney the stories are always about "crime, politics and the girl.

Author: Paul Michael Davies

Publisher: Gondwana Press

ISBN: 0648599884

Category: Drama

Page: 206

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A book of interviews with screenwriters. What goes on inside a screenwriter's head as they put words on a page for the purpose of producing moving images - sometimes with dialogue ? Keith Thompson tries to conjure a "three dimensional image dancing". Peter Yeldham agrees it's "all in your mind". For Mark Shirrefs it's about a "different way of looking at things". Andrew Knight strives to get to "the heart of the matter". Roger Simpson searches for the "story engine". John Hughes works between "fact and fiction". Everett de Roche claims to be "only the writer". For Shane Maloney the stories are always about "crime, politics and the girl." And Elizabeth Huntly quite literally "hears voices". All nine writers are talking about the art of make-believe, of 'holding the mirror up' - with sometimes a lot of smoke in the way. All were key players in a revival of Australian film and 'teledrama' that started in the early 1970s and continues to this day. Some of their work includes classics such as: Seachange, Homicide, The Sullivans, Neighbours, Patrick, Long Weekend, Ride On Stranger, Age of Consent, Touch And Go, The Sapphires, Clubland, Gail, The Girl From Tomorrow, Spellbinder, Stingers, Good Guys, Bad Guys, Halifax FP, What I Have Written, Film Work, Stiff, The Brush Off and Something In The Air.