"Excellent! Brought a long gone poet to life"... Marshall Gordon, The Hall State School
"All Australians must see this show. A real breath of the Bush" Bruce Simpson - Poet
Gladys and Alan Gunns
"All Australians must see this show.
A real breath of the Bush"
Bruce Simpson - Poet
The New South Wales Department of Education and Training has a section called Perfomances for Schools. This Unit oversees performances in NSW schools and authorises those shows that meet the standard set by the
Dpartment. In the Unit's Publications sent to schools and on the Department's Web site, their comments on "The man" include:
With audience interaction, humour, drama and music, Geoffrey Graham explains elements of 'Banjo' Paterson's life and his works. Included are
classics like "The Man from Snowy River", "Mulga Bill's Bicycle" and of course "The Man from Ironbark". This performance is educational,
entertaining and lets students see the persona of one of the greatest Bush Poets in our history. As the well-known presenter of Banjo's works, Geoffrey creates a stunning impersonation.
FORMAT Suitability: Grades 4 to 12. Duration: One hour.
Subject emphasis: History, English, Drama, Music, poetry & Social Ed.
Teachers notes available.
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