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Fleshed out comic yarn : a review

Hadley, Bree J. (2010) Fleshed out comic yarn : a review. The Australian, 12(Apr).

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Abstract

Calendar Girls. By Tim Firth. Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, April 10.

AN adaptation of the 2003 film of the same name, Calendar Girls is a light piece of entertainment.

Following the death of her husband John from leukaemia, Annie and her friend Chris convince the members of their local Yorkshire Women's Institute to pose for a nude calendar to raise funds to refurbish the local hospital's run-down relatives' room.

This premise -- and the opportunities for comic engagement it entails -- drives the plot of Tim Firth's stage adaptation of Calendar Girls.

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ID Code: 39924
Item Type: Review
Keywords: Tim Firth, Calander Girls
ISSN: 1038-8761
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: COpyright 2010 Nationwide News Pty. Ltd.
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2011 00:53

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