The Bellbird

Author(s): Sinclair, Stephen

Children Fiction

Set in Marlborough in the late 1860's, "The Bellbird" brings the worlds of Maori and Pakeha together in a haunting play of passion, family politics and despair. A touching romance between main characters Flo and Api struggles to blossom in the harsh social climate of 19th century New Zealand. Writer Stephen Sinclair uses both Maori and English language to bring out the bicultural love story and the ever-present influence of cultural ties. Exploring issues of loyalty, work and gender among indigenous and settler communities, "The Bellbird" conveys a message that is equally relevant to contemporary New Zealand society. Includes commentary from the author as well as a concise account from Playmarket's Mark Amery of bicultural issues found in other New Zealand plays.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877348488
  • : heined; reed
  • : heined; reed
  • : 190x130mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sinclair, Stephen
  • : -
  • : 112pp