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Cosi - Louis Nowra

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Published: 1st April 1992
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Lewis arrives fresh from university to direct a play at a mental institution. Roy demands Cosi Fan Tutte. An affectionate look at madness and mayhem (3 acts, 5 men, 3 women).

About The Author

Louis Nowra (born 12 December 1950) is an Australian writer, playwright, screenwriter and librettist. His most significant plays are Così, Byzantine Flowers, Summer of the Aliens, Radiance, and The Golden Age. In 2007 he completed the The Boyce Trilogy for Griffin Theatre Company, consisting of The Woman with Dog's Eyes, The Marvellous Boy and The Emperor of Sydney. Many of his plays have been filmed.

He was born as Mark Doyle in Melbourne. He changed his name to Louis Nowra in the early 1970s. He studied at Melbourne's La Trobe University without earning a degree. In his memoir, The Twelfth of Never, Nowra claimed that he left the course due to a conflict with his professor on Patrick White's The Tree of Man. He worked in several jobs and lived an itinerant lifestyle until the mid-1970s when his plays began to attract attention.

His radio plays include Albert Names Edward, The Song Room, The Widows and the five part The Divine Hammer aired on the ABC in 2003.

In March 2007, Nowra published a controversial book on violence in Aboriginal communities, Bad Dreaming.

Nowra has been studied extensively in Veronica Kelly's work The Theatre of Louis Nowra. He resides in Sydney with his wife, author Mandy Sayer.

ISBN: 9780868194035
ISBN-10: 0868194034
Series: PLAYS
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 1992
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.16

Louis Nowra

Louis Nowra was born in Melbourne. He is the author of such plays as Inner Voices, Visions, Inside the Island, Cosi, Radiance and The Boyce Trilogy. He has written five non-fiction works, The Cheated, Warne's World, Walkabout, Chihuahuas,Women and Me, and Bad Dreaming, the novels The Misery of Beauty, Palu, Red Nights, Abaza and Ice, the memoirs The Twelfth of Never and Shooting the Moon, as well as radio plays, telemovies and film scripts. Ice was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009, and won an Honourable Mention in the Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards 2009.

Louis Nowra lives in Kings Cross with his wife, Mandy Sayer, a writer, and Coco, their chihuahua who has appeared in magazines, newspapers and on television.

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