The letter S

Carter, Paul 2006, The letter S.

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Title The letter S
Alternative title Letter S
Author(s) Carter, Paul
Total pages 1 script
Publisher ABC Radio (Sydney)
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2006-09-10
Summary In 'The Letter S' Paul Carter overlays a number of parallel journeys. A group of actors meet with a young playwright to work on a his new play: theirs is an artistic journey. The playwright's father wrote a radio play which they listen to: it is Memory As Desire about the journey in search of the inland sea, and the mutual incomprehension of indigenous and European cultures. His new play is based on the Odyssey and in particular the relationship between father and son: the son searching for the lost father. Just as the search for the inland sea is ill-fated, so to the cast of actors conclude that their search for a new theatre is futile. The indigenous people had no letter 'S', leading to misunderstanding. The explorers failed to listen to the land. The characters in the version of the Odyssey are washed away in a sea of sibilants. This is a work packed full of ideas, puns, and concrete poetry propelled by desire and loss, but also hope.
Notes Written by Paul Carter
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category J2.1 Minor original creative work
ERA Research output type JO3 Original creative work - Textual work
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025498

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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