1984
BY GEORGE ORWELL

Based on shake & stir’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Orwell’s classic, 1984 is now available in schools for the very first time. Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move, Thought Police roam the streets and Big Brother rules. A place Winston Smith calls home. What happens when Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with a mysterious woman in an attempt to rebel and maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life?

  WHY THEY’LL IT

This story couldn’t be more relevant in 2019. Orwell’s world is perfectly realised in the institution that is high school. Students will feel perfectly uncomfortable watching Winston and Julia struggling to regain their individuality and personal freedom in a world dictated to them by Big Brother. Principals beware.

  WHY YOU’LL IT

What better way to support the analysis of a novel study than to see it come to life? Bringing key scenes from the novel to the stage, 1984 will allow your students a more in-depth approach to the novel back in the classroom – making your job easier.
Doubleplusgood!

  EDUCATION INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
QLD | Terms 1 – 4  NSW | Terms 2 – 3  TAS | Term 2

GRADES
10 – 12

SOCIAL AWARENESS
→ Power Play, Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law, Consequences of Actions, Peer Pressure

ENGLISH LINKS
QLD | English Prescribed Text: External Assessment; Novel Study
NSW | English Standard, English Advanced, English Studies Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

DRAMA LINKS
→ Theatre for Social Comment; Political Theatre; Epic Theatre
Can human nature really be changed?

50 MINS + 10 MINS Q&A
7M x 7M PERFORMANCE SPACE (INDOOR WITH POWER)
$8.40 PER STUDENT (INC. GST) MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FEE APPLIES
TEACHERS’ RESOURCE KIT CONTACT OFFICE FOR PASSWORD

“THIS POWERFUL STAGE ADAPTATION BY SHAKE & STIR IS REMARKABLE!” CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE

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