• 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...
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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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  • Robert Frost - How Physical Journeys Can Lead to Change
    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 of yourself. The poem is a metaphor for life in the fact that we have to make decisions where...
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  • Power of Language
    Language in all its forms 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...
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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...
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  • Journeys
    devices. All of the above texts embrace in human experiences through the motif of physical journeys allowing for growth and knowledge. In the drama ‘Away’, Michael Gow employs a variety of techniques throughout his play, which allows him to convey the notion that physical journeys are more than mere...
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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...
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  • 'Away' by Michael Gow
    Life is merely a journey. On a journey, an individual experiences a range of obstacles, either expected or 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...
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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...
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  • "Away" and "Lord of the Rings" (Journey)
    A journey is more than just movement from one place 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...
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  • Journeys
    change within the text ‘Away’ , by Michael Gow in my eyes, is Coral. We are introduced to Coral to be in an emotionally fragile condition, grieving the death of her son. She is seen to have alienated herself from society, and has a strained relationship with her husband Roy, unable to conform to his...
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  • Away and Other Related Text Essay. (Yr 11 Standard)
    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 shown when Roy tells Coral “We are not the first people in history to lose a son in a war, in the last war...
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  • 'Away' by Michael Gow
    beach. Away by Michael Gow is set in suburban Australia in the summer of 1968. However the specific time and place do not make it any less relevant to me. I could still relate to and understand what was happening in the play, even though it is set in a time before I was born. This is very much...
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  • away journeys summary related textx
    Journeys: Additional texts summary sheet Title: Where 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...
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  • Belonging Essay
    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 relationships. This issue is highlighted between Feliks and Peter Skrzynecki...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • essay on preliminary topic journey
    deny the very meaning 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...
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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...
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