The Secret River enhanced ebook brings together the full play text of this theatrical masterpiece with an audio tour of the script with the playwright, Andrew Bovell, images from the Sydney Theatre Company's 2013 production, sociocultural analysis of the work and extensive teachers' notes. The result is a curated experience of the play as a whole: on stage, behind the scenes and in production.
The Secret River: the play
The Secret River shines a light on a critical moment of Australian history. It tells the story of William Thornhill, born into brutal poverty in London in the late 18th century and transported to the Colony of New South Wales for theft in 1806. After earning his freedom he brings his wife, Sal, and their children up from Sydney Cove to the Hawkesbury where they ‘take up’ 100 acres of land on the banks of the river. He falls in love with it and dares to dream that one day it might be his, only to discover that it’s not his to take: it’s owned and occupied by the Dharug people. And as Thornhill’s attachment to this place, and his dream of a better future, begins to deepen he is driven to make a choice that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
The Secret River enhanced ebook features:
- The full play script
- Andrew Bovell takes you on a tour of the work - 26 audio grabs are embedded throughout the script
- Andrew Bovell introduces 11 of the characters
- 9 photos from the Sydney Theatre Company production in 2013
- Wesley Enoch's response to the play, ‘Still Waters’, offering critical analysis and personal reflections
- Teachers’ notes
The Secret River eBook kuthakwe kuletha ndawonye play umbhalo ogcwele Kulokhu waseshashalazini nge tour audio of the script ne wemidlalo, Andrew Bovell, izithombe kusukela Sydney Theatre Company 2013 production, ukuhlaziya sociocultural umsebenzi namanothi othisha olunzulu '. Umphumela uba nakho zikhethwa of the play wonkana: esiteji, ekusithekeni futhi production.
The River Secret: the play
The River Secret kukhanya ukukhanya on a esibucayi yomlando Australian. It isitshela indaba William Oakham, ezalwa nobubha ngesihluku London in the kwekhulu le-18 futhi uyiswa Colony of New South Wales for ukweba 1806. Ngemva kokuthola inkululeko yakhe uletha umkakhe, Sal, futhi izingane zabo kusukela Sydney Cove to the Hawkesbury lapho benza 'thatha' amahektare 100 ezweni osebeni lomfula. Yena awe uthando naso futhi onesibindi ukuphupha ukuthi ngelinye ilanga kungaba yakhe, bese sithola kuphela ukuthi akuyona yakhe ukuthatha: iyinkampani futhi ilawulwa abantu Dharug. Futhi njengoba okunamathiselwe Oakham sika kule ndawo, futhi iphupho lakhe of nekusasa elingcono, uqala sijulise ushukunyiswa ukuba enze ukukhetha okuyokulethela uhlupho naye for the ukuphila kwakhe.
The River Secret usuqinise izici eBook:
- The full play script
- Andrew Bovell kukuthatha ohambweni of the umsebenzi - 26 engatholwa audio obutholakala kulo lonke script
- Andrew Bovell wethula 11 abalingiswa
- 9 izithombe kusukela production Sydney Theatre Company in 2013