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Half and Half

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Keene cracks the code of male communication in this compelling story of two half brothers physically separated but bound together by a shared mother and a deep longing for emotional connection. Absurd, comic and theatrical, Half and Half is a witty examination of the nature of language and the language of nature.

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  • 16 to 18
  • adult, teen, young adult
  • Currency Press


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Starts on page 35

EXTRACT: It's years ago now my mother is standing on the beach she holds my small hand the cool of twilight is upon us she turns to me and says look look at the sea I look/ (Pause) it's years ago now I'm sitting on the front step the night is falling my mother is behind me in the doorway she says come in now I go in/ (Pause) it's years ago now I'm lying in my bed the lamp is burning the window is open I see the dark outside my mother closes the door as she says goodnight/


REMEDY FOR THE GROWING PAINS OF FAMILY TIES

BEN CUBBY, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, SEPTEMBER 2004

"Fashioning language is Daniel Keene's trade, and the playwright approaches it with visceral intensity. You can almost imagine him pulling a red-hot word from a furnace, hammering it into shape and laying it down on the page to cool."

TWO TAKES ON TRUTH AND LIES

FIONA GRUBER, THE AUSTRALIAN, OCTOBER 2008

Whilst discussing the 2008 production of ' Lower Depths' by Maxim Gorky, Director, Ariette Taylor and the Australian's Fiona Gruber reflect on the aesthetic influences of the Keene/Taylor project, in particular a furniture repository belonging to the Brotherhood of St Laurence that was a cornerstone of many Keene/Taylor productions.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

Keene Taylor Theatre Project : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia, accessible for research purposes.

45 DOWNSTAIRS

A brief history of 45 Downstairs, host to a number of productions included in the Keene/Taylor Theatre Project.

MELBOURNE THEATRE: THE WITNESS

RICHARD MURPHET, REAL TIME ISSUE #43, JUNE-JULY 2001

Richard Murphet's survey of Melbourne's theatre scene in the early 2000s, in which he discusses the Keene/Taylor Theatre Project.

DANIELKEENE.COM.AU

Daniel Keene's website, containing interviews, extracts, introductions and production histories.

KITCHEN TABLE INTERVIEW: DANIEL KEENE

ALISON CROGGON, THEATRENOTES.BLOGSPOT.COM.AU, NOV 2010

"For the first time I can remember, Daniel Keene has two productions on at once in his home town... Since he lives in the same house as I do, I sneakily exploited our proximity to ask him some questions. And, eventually, he answered them."

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