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Jasper Jones : Screenplay Based on the Novel by Craig Silvey - Kate Mulvany

Jasper Jones

Screenplay Based on the Novel by Craig Silvey

By: Craig Silvey, Kate Mulvany (Adapted By)

Paperback Published: 2nd February 2017
ISBN: 9781760620042
Number Of Pages: 112

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Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan.

Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery.

In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.

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A Remarkable Page-to-Stage Adaptation

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Kate Mulvany's stage productions of Jasper Jones have been performed in several major Australian cities. In this particular adaptation of Craig Silvey's 2009 iconic novel, Mulvany vibrantly brings to life the Aussie classic that has sold half a million copies. In her "Adaptor's Note" at the beginning of the book, Mulvany mentions that she and Silvey both come from small West Australian towns. She also writes: "We can learn the ways of the world from these small communities, these contained universes. They are a petri dish of the bigger picture. The ails of society are often magnified in small towns, but so are the cures. The shared experience of a community, of listening to each other's stories with an open mind and empathetic ear, is what these towns can do best and what we can all do better." This quote encapsulates the power of Mulvany's adaptation. While the script for Mulvany's play tightly follows Silvey's novel, it does much more than just condense it. It also cleverly reimagines some parts. Example #1: In her adaptation, it is Eliza that tells Charlie about Baniszeswki and the Likens sisters, giving a depth to Eliza's own sisterly conundrum (whereas in the original, Charlie simply reads about this in the library). Example #2: Mulvany adds Jasper to a certain car crash that is pivotal to his Jasper's identity (whereas in the original, Jasper wasn't a passenger in that car). There are several other creative reinterpretations - such as ones involving a dead-Laura-ghost, watermelon pips, and the one-inch punch - all of which add beauty and poignancy to the story.

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ISBN: 9781760620042
ISBN-10: 1760620041
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 2nd February 2017
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.7  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.13

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