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David Hayhow came to theatre in his late thirties, supported by two commissions and two funded workshops at Playbox Theatre Company, Melbourne. He was twice a recipient of an Australia Council grant. His first commission, Ancient Enmity, a poetic drama, was premiered by Playbox in 2001. The second commission, The Fourth Age, is a work in progress. Ancient Enmity was short-listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. He is the author of a 90 minute radio play about East Timor at the time of the Indonesian invasion, broadcast on ABC Classic FM. He is currently writing a novel.
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Ancient Enmity is a poetic biographical exploration of the life of German proto-Expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker and poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Set in and around an artist colony in Worpswede, Germany, and Paris, in the early twentieth century, this story captures the life of an extraordinary and visionary artist poised on the brink of modernism, whose life chances and choices are determined both by the world she inhabits, and the one she discovers.
Currency Press, Sydney
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Poetic naturalism; heightened language
Male: 3 Female: 2 Other: -
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