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ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell, Adapted by shake & stir theatre co.


THEMES: Power, Greed, Corruption, Class, Propaganda and Persuasion

CAST: 5M or F

CHARACTER AGES: Open To Interpretation

Cast Size
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: shake & stir theatre co.
$ 14.00
Name: Animal_Farm
File Size: 4.54MB
File Name: animalfarm4
File Type: pdf
File Path: stories/virtuemart/product/animalfarm4.pdf

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 Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of 'Animalism' a better life free from human service is promised to all. Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long until the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again.

George Orwell's simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts absolutely and, with devastating consequences, can change the course of history.

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"Adapting George Orwell’s Animal Farm is something that would intimidate most playwrights, but the three cast members who pulled this amazing work together have handled the challenge with amazing dexterity, delivering a performance that is intensely theatrical, deeply engaging and absolutely essential." - Australian Stage, March 2013

"Animal Farm is a skilfully directed, smart adaptation which moves the action along, linking the story’s episodes via direct narration." - Actors Greenroom, May 2013

"With its electric blend of breathless narration, physical virtuosity and cracking dialogue, Shake & Stir Theatre Co. do justice to Orwell's dark, sometimes raucous, and always disturbingly confrontational text." - The Sydney Morning Herald, 2011



Adapted and created by shake & stir theatre co., Animal Farm was first produced to critical acclaim in August 2011

DIGITAL PUBLICATION - Only available for purchase within Australia.

ISBN 9781921390142

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