Cosi Politics Presentation
Jimbo and Beba's presentation of the theme of 'politics' within Cosi.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Cosi Politics Presentation
By Jimbo Slice and Beebz
Play is set in the time of 1971
The Vietnam war had nearly been going for 10
During the time of Cosi, the general consensus
of the electorate was to withdraw from the war.
This is due to an increased awareness of the
war, increased casualties and the use of
A sexual revolution was occurring in terms of
Louis’s views on politics can be expressed
through his representation of the stage
Lewis wanted the war to end, but did not
support the communists; only the withdrawal
of our troops
Nowra is conservative in terms of love and
Lewis initially was interested in publically
protesting the war, as he was helping to
organise the moratorium.
Lewis’s priorities then shift later in the play
when he is more interested in the play than
organising the moratorium.
Lewis says he is “against this war, but I am not
supporting the enemy. We must support any
way of getting Australia and America out of
Nick is a flog
This can be best seen when he does not agree
with Lewis with dressing up the characters as
Albanians. “Bit of a kick in the face of a poor
nation struggling to feed its people, isn’t it?
Here we are, supporting the Viet Congand
you’re laughing at their supporters, the
Nick is an organiser of the moratorium and
seeks to get rid of the “old, fossilised
Lucy is not actually her real name. “Loosey”
gained the name by gaining a reputation of being a
firm supporter of free love.
“Loosey” believes the war is more important than
“Loosey” cannot understand why Lewis is
directing a play about love and fidelity when
“thousands of Vietnamese people are being killed
by American troops”
Lucy is more occupied in politics than
love, believing that “love is the last gasp of
Henry believes in the war and is extremely
His father died in the war.
Henry is more than happy to be seen like his
father when he is dressed as an Australian
soldier. “Like my father?”
Conservative and whose mother loved “no on
else” besides him and his father.
Cherry is totally oblivious to any external
Cherry is unaware of the war.
“What’s this about Vietnam?”
Cherry can be seen as not in favour of the
sexual revolution- “Most women fight hard to
keep men out of their pants. You may like
being foolish, but most women are not
Doug never says if he is against or for the war
Doug does though, take interest in the violence
that may stem from the moratoriums-
“throwing rocks at cops, overturning cars,
Doug wants to give girls the old “pork
Doug is in favour of the “free love” revolution
Is too interested in illusion and reality to care
about politics and the war.
Has had crazy experiences with love and has
recalled being “tied up”
Ruth’s relationship failed because her partner
only wanted sex. “He just wanted me for sex.
Men like sex more than women because they
don’t have to clean up the mess”
Zac is too preoccupied with sex to worry about
Zac is for “free love”
Julie does not specify her opinion on politics
and the war.
Julie is for conservatism but also argues that
there are both sides to the idea of faithfulness
(in terms of gender equality).