Shattered Castle, by Lilly Rothschild
Embark on a captivating theatrical journey through time and emotion with this mesmerizing collection of plays. Spanning decades and encompassing a wide range of themes, these six unique plays will leave readers spellbound. From childhood fantasies to the depths of grief, the darkness of terrorism, and the hypocrisy of an asylum, each play offers a profound exploration of the human experience.
The collection commences with a children’s play set in London between 1940 and 1980, where imagination knows no bounds. Next, transport yourself to 1960, Western Australia, for a poignant love story transcending societal barriers. Follow Lizzy, a woman finding liberation through love, and Henry, a German aristocrat conquering the vast Australian land.
Prepare to be immersed in darkness as a grief-stricken family copes with the loss of a son to suicide in the 1950s suburbs of Western Australia. Step into the satirical world of a 2005 restaurant on a boat where characters seeking refuge grapple with terrorist threats and their fascination with “primitive” cultures.
Delve into the depths of the human mind in an Australian asylum in 2020 as three women unite to narrate the tale of one woman’s struggle against the relentless role of psychiatry, offering a profound exploration of tragedy and identity. Finally, in a daring leap into the future, immerse yourself in a chilling fairy tale of a serial killer’s mind, where desires unfold in a more perfect world.
With each play serving as a portal to a distinct era and grappling with modern themes of love and tragedy, this collection promises an unforgettable theatrical odyssey for readers of all backgrounds.
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