plot, character and theme. Examine a scene from one of Rayson’s plays and identify such changes.
Were you interested to learn about Rayson’s commitment to research?
What is Rayson’s view of the re- hearsal process?
‘Being intellectually rigorous is im-
Rayson offers her best writing tips in What I Wrote: Hannie Rayson. What tip do you think you will follow?
The following topics could be used for written text responses, debates, panel discussions and online forums.
‘Hannie Rayson’s plays are topical, complex dramas written with wit and humour.’ Discuss. Refer to one or more of Rayson’s plays to justify your interpretation.
‘Hannie Rayson writes middle class theatre about middle class characters directed to middle class audiences.’ Is this a fair criticism of Rayson’s body of work?
From script to stage
Create and present a short solo performance from one of Rayson’s plays. Submit a short written report that describes and analyses the pro- cesses used to create and present the performance.
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