Study Guide 2018: A Country of Two Halves

2018 Play Extracts 

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES includes extracts from eight New Zealand plays. Each dedicated play page below includes a summary of the full play, notes from director Patrick Davies, information about the playwright and, where available, links to additional helpful information including writer’s notes and interviews about the playwright’s writing inspiration or process. 

If you wish to read entire scripts of any of the plays included in A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES, please contact Claire O’Loughlin at Playmarket here.

Broken River………………………………………….…………………………by Ralph McCubbin Howell
The Debate……………………………………………………………………….by Riwia Brown
Ka-Shue (Letters Home)….…………………………………….……….by Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Revenge of the Amazons………………………………………………….by Jean Betts
Sham………………………………………………………………………….……..by Jess Sayer
The Tutor……………………….……………………………………………..….by Dave Armstrong
Urban Hymns……….…………………………………..………………….…..by Mīria George
Wednesday to Come……………………………..……………..……..……by Renée

On the day logistics 

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