Composing Venus (PLAYS)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:10/1/1995 - Currency Press Pty Ltd
By: Elaine Acworth
Set in Charaters Towers, a faded gold mining town and home to the ore-crushing Venus Battery, in 1957 on the day that Sputnik was launched. Like a latter day comet, the man-made satellite acts as a catalyst for a host of transformations. This play spans three decades, in flights of fantasy, poetic phrasing and sombre soliloquy, to tell the story of three generations of women living in outback North Queensland (2 acts, 2 men, 5 women).