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The Playbook: Six Plays and One Libretto

The Playbook: Six Plays and One Libretto

The Playbook: Six Plays and One Libretto

The Playbook: Six Plays and One Libretto


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1. Jack and Jill build an indeterminate time machine.
2. Madalyn Walker returns from fairy land, 3 times.
3. Nine people search for a reason to hold them down to Earth.
4. Illia struggles to direct from within a human body.
5. Two burn to death; one burns others.
6. King Santino unleashes his powers of cut-to.
7. A magic-free world questions its devotion to fairy tale rules.

Full of speculative tales, queer ladies, and dark, lush storytelling, The Playbook showcases some of Gale's best stage scripts, including: St Martin's National Playwriting Competition finalist Time Scraps; How to Direct from Inside, which enjoyed a sold-out original season at La Mama; and Shining Armour, Gale's most popular musical, which premiered at the famous The 1812 Theatre.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995435308
Publisher: Ephiny Gale
Publication date: 12/17/2016
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Ephiny Gale was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is still there, alongside her lovely wife and a small legion of bookcases. She has written several produced stage plays and musicals, including the sold-out How to Direct from Inside at La Mama and Shining Armour at The 1812 Theatre. Her script Time Scraps was a finalist in St Martin's National Playwriting Competition, and Hearts up Sleeves won the Five Minute Play award at Dante's. She is also the author of about a dozen short stories, novellas and novelettes, which have appeared in publications including Daily Science Fiction, Aurealis and GigaNotoSaurus. Her stories have featured on the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List and as a finalist in Nestlé's Write Around Australia. When not writing, Ephiny currently works as a Project Coordinator for an online education company. Her previous roles have included coordinating a major arts festival, working as the Association Secretary for the Green Room Awards (Melbourne's premier performing arts awards), nine months as a professional wedding DJ, and as an executive of a university student association. Ephiny has a Masters in Arts Management, a red belt in taekwondo, and a passion for psychology, fairy tales, and storytelling in all its forms. She also especially enjoys raspberries, Italian greyhounds, playing board games with friends, and wearing clothes made out of unnatural fabrics.

Table of Contents


Time Scraps

Back from Fairy Land


How to Direct from Inside

Match Girls

Sir Santino and the Excessive Cut-to

Shining Armour

About Ephiny Gale

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