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The Resource The story of the miracles at Cookie's table, by Wesley Enoch

The story of the miracles at Cookie's table, by Wesley Enoch

Label
The story of the miracles at Cookie's table
Title
The story of the miracles at Cookie's table
Statement of responsibility
by Wesley Enoch
Title variation
Cookie's table
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the 1870's a girl is born under a tree, her birth tree, chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man's world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy, a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table." -- COVER
  • "At the centre of this play is a table and a few chairs. Though all the action happens in a naturalistic kitchen, it isn't meant to be a naturalistic play. The table is the constant, we are able to change time periods at will, characters slip from one time period to another easily rel-living and enacting memories, though we always return to the present day. this play is about storytelling and how stories bind us together as families. All the different half-memories and versions of an event help to write our history in the absence of a clear literary record. Cookie's table is a metaphor for culture lived, lost, found, obscured and metamorphosed into a hybrid reality for contemporary Murri people. The unbroken line of cultural practices, through the feeding and gathering of our families around the table, is as much a sign of our cultural continuity as any anthropological data gathered in the middens, caves and campsites of our forebears. In these days of Native Title and the need to prove ourselves, Cookie's table is a story about the strength of family, adapting and gathering together". -- Writer's Note
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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1969-
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Enoch, Wesley
Dewey number
A822.3
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: Australia.
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Tertiary/Undergraduate
  • General
LC call number
PR9619.3.E668
LC item number
S76 2007
Literary form
dramas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Griffin Theatre Company
Series statement
Currency plays
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  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Family
  • Australian drama
  • Australian drama
Label
The story of the miracles at Cookie's table, by Wesley Enoch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
" First produced by Griffin Theatre Company and HotHouse Theatre at the SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney, 15th August 2007." -- [ v]
Control code
000041589276
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
54, [14] p.
Isbn
9780868198033
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ports.
Label
The story of the miracles at Cookie's table, by Wesley Enoch
Publication
Note
" First produced by Griffin Theatre Company and HotHouse Theatre at the SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney, 15th August 2007." -- [ v]
Control code
000041589276
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
54, [14] p.
Isbn
9780868198033
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ports.

Library Locations

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