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1

Date the play is set?

1787

2

Were the 'public' were more concerned about murder or theft?

Theft. They wanted severe punishment for crimes against property ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ’ธ, they were less concerned about crimes against the self๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ˜ต.

3

criminality is innate.
"if you commit a crime, you are a criminal"
Philosopher?
Embodied character?

John Locke
Watkin Tench

4

Criminals are not inherently evil.
With compassion they are capable of reform.
Philosopher?
Embodied character?

John Howard
Governor Phillip

5

Criminals can be reformed through exemplary justice.
E.g. Public hanging
This was the most dominant argument of the late 18th century.

William Godwin
David Collins - public hangings "serve as a sharp example whereas death from flogging was slow and unobserved".

6

how many public hangings were there in London between 1751 and 1800?

1400 people were hanged publicly in London

7

the playmaker quote
eucalyptus tree

"the rest of the world had been lucky to miss out on these twisted, eccentric plants"

8

Tawney Prince

an oath criminals in cahoot late that they wont betray each other "It's the highest honour"

9

theatre/ acting style context

convicts act in a naturalistic way
Garrick- naturalism, affectation (classical poses), famed womaniser
embodied by Sideway in his Drury lane speech

kemble - classical - heightened

Macklin - Realism (Ralph)

10

greek theory

civilising influence of theatre
Governor Phillips

11

actors getting dressed backstage

William Hogarth

12

the Playmaker by

Thomas Keneally

13

Ketch in the playmaker

the world forgives actors anything

14

the guy who wrote about aborigine culture

Bruce Chatwin

15

aboriginal artist

Rover Thomas, Two men dreaming

16

digeridoo piece

yigi yigi

17

inventory

3 hogsheads of vinegar - 250L barrel