Cosi (NEAP)

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The Neap smartstudy® English text guide to Così is a valuable aid to understanding Louis Nowra’s tragic comedy about the lives of eleven people in a mental asylum who together face the challenge of performing Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte for their fellow patients. It examines the concept of ‘normality’ and the arbitrary reasons given for those who are excluded, and offers a poignant view of 1970s Australian society, a time wrought with divisions associated with the Vietnam War.

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Key features:

  • notes about the author/director/poet/playwright
  • an overview of the historical and cultural context
  • chapter/scene/story summaries
  • character profiles
  • analysis of themes and genres
  • critical perspectives of the text
  • key quotations
  • focus questions in each section
  • marginal notes explaining key passages, ideas, terms and characters
  • a guide to planning and writing an essay
  • sample essays with annotations
  • further exam-style essay questions
  • a bibliography and further reading section