• Change
    Away is a play written by the Australian playwright Michael Gow, published by Currency Press in 1986. First performed by the Griffin Theatre Company in 1986, it tells the story of three internally conflicted families holidaying on the coast for Christmas, 1968. It has become one of the most widely produced...
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  • Rationale
    The concept/intent of my promotion and program is to promote and inform people about the play ‘Away’ by Michael Gow. The target audience of the play is all ages, as it includes a wide variety of generations. First of all, I decided to use a wood texture background for all of my work (poster, flyer and...
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  • Robert Frost - How Physical Journeys Can Lead to Change
    the physical journeys lead to a greater understanding are a poem by Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken", a play called "Away" by Michael Gow and a cartoon entitled "You and Me" by Michael Leunig. 'The Road Not Taken' by Frost portrays the fact that physically journeys result in change and a sense of understanding...
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  • Power of Language
    is used in Michael Gow's play for a variety of purposes. It creates memorable characters, exploration of themes and compelling theatre. Language is used in Gow's play through memorable characters. The character Tom in the play 'Away' is a teenager in his final year at high school. Gow creates Tom's...
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  • Away Essay Idea
    AWAY Away is set to the background of post-war Australia when Australians were preoccupied with Vietnam and the divisions within society. The composer, Michael Gow, traces three ordinary, yet very different, Australian families setting off on their Christmas holidays during the summer of 1967-68....
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  • Journeys
    the course of a physical journey an individual endures many challenges which will allow them to grow and learn. This notation is evident in Michael Gow’s drama ‘Away’, Jon Kasdan’s film ‘In the Land of Women’ and the prose fiction ‘A Walk To Remember’ by Nicholas Sparks. The notation of physical journey...
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  • Away
    Away is a play written by the Australian playwright Michael Gow, published by Currency Press in 1986.[1] First performed by the Griffin Theatre Company in 1986, it tells the story of three internally conflicted families holidaying on the coast for Christmas, 1968. It has become one of the most widely...
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  • 'Away' by Michael Gow
    unexpected, which shapes their life. Such obstacles initiate the process of change and transformation. Clearly, through a close study of the play ‘Away’ by Michael Gow, the poem ‘Whither will I Wander’ by William Shakespeare and the picture book ‘I had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew’ by Dr Seuss, the characters...
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  • Away by Michael Gow
    Away Set in the Australian summer of 1967, Michael Gow’s Away is an elaborate play which explores the ideas of self- discovery and change. Through the war affected nation, three families, each from different social classes, depart on an iconic Australian holiday to the beach. In the play, Gow utilises...
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  • Belonging Essay
    Tan, 2006) graphic novel which illustrates a visual story of an immigrant who leaves home to create a better life for his family and the play ‘Away’ (Michael Gow, 1993). Thus it may be ascertained, that belonging defines who we are. In the poem of ‘Feliks Skrzyneckis’ Peter Skrzynecki explores filial...
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  • Away - change
     CHANGE – Away and ‘Waiting on the world to change’ Change is a process, transition or alteration that affects all aspects of life and can affect attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. Michael Gow’s play ‘Away’ conflicts emotional, spiritual and mental change expressed through the characters along...
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  • Theme or Issue
    The three texts I am studying are the film “Casablanca” (Cas) by Michael Curtiz, the novel “Grapes of Wrath” (GOW) by John Steinbeck and the drama “The Plough and the Stars” (PAS) by Sean O’Casey. Exploring a theme or issue in the above texts does raise interesting comparisons, this is seen when looking...
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  • "Away" and "Lord of the Rings" (Journey)
    to another. It is about learning and growth. How does your prescribed text and related text reflect this statement? The prescribed text "Away" by Michael Gow, as well as the related text, Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" contain physical journeys which vary greatly...
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  • 'Away' by Michael Gow
    Michael Gow’s play Away is the story of three different Australian families who go on holiday for Christmas in the sixties. By going away each family is hoping to resolve their issues. Although Away is set some time ago the themes and issues explored in the play are still relevant to a modern day audience...
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  • Journey
    The well known play Away by Michael Gow as well as the films toy story directed by John Lasseter and Cast Away directed Robert Zemeckis all adopt the concept of journeys explained above. The beginning of a journey never starts well, Gwen a character in the play Away by Michael Gow starts of a control...
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  • Journeys
    Through my study of micehal gows novel away, the documentary Cinderalla Children and the novel Fight Club, i now agree with Marcell Proust that “ We dont recieve wisdom we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one else can take for us”. The individuals in these texts gain wisdom from...
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  • Analisis of Away
    Analysis of away The play away by Michael Gow is a story of three Australian families going on holidays. It is set in the summer of 1967-68 during Christmas and the New Year. There are many sub-themes in away such as death/loss, change, moving on with life, and forgiveness. The theme of death/...
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  • Away and Other Related Text Essay. (Yr 11 Standard)
    article will identify how different composers promote Australian ideas and values. The Australian play titled Away by Michael Gow is set during the time of the Vietnam War (1960. Gow uses the technique of setting to show how the effect of the Vietnam War impacted many Australian families. This is...
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  • essay on preliminary topic journey
    of life itself, it is a necessary part of human nature and it’s how we act upon it that defies the impact felt and destination found. Through Michael Gow’s ‘Away’ and ‘The Blind Side’ produced by John Lee Hancock, applications of both dramatic and film techniques allow the responder to see the direct...
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  • away journeys summary related textx
    The Wild Things Are Away Text Type: Picture Book Play Composer: Maurice Sendak Michael Gow Published: 1963 1987 Audience: Outline the text in terms of its broad relationship to the concept of Journeys. The Story book away follows the incredibly long and exciting...
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