Shaun Charles is an Australian playwright and director. His plays include Rio Saki and Other Falling Debris, Three Points of Contact, Paradise, The River, the Dirt and Us, The Understudy, the short plays Grace and Another Dead Rock Star and the stage adaptations of Andrew McGahan's novels Last Drinks and The White Earth (with Andrew McGahan).
He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his partner Karen, their two daughters and a dog and a cat.
Where to find Shaun Charles online
Three Points of Contact
A ferocious black comedy by Australian playwright, Shaun Charles.
Samantha and Michael have everything: great incomes, great apartment, great views of the Brisbane River and great sex. If only they could get rid of Lucy, the house guest from hell ... oh and then there's the issue of a rogue lion roaming the streets of Brisbane.
Grace & Another Dead Rock Star
A macabre and absurd double-bill by Shaun Charles.
In Grace a lonely woman throws a party to show her neighbours she is coping with a tragic loss but it’s not quite the celebration everyone was expecting.
In Another Dead Rock Star Sebastian and Neil are depressed flatmates who come up with a plan to give their lives meaning and direction.
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Smashwords book reviews by Shaun Charles
- After the Roman Cemetery
on Jan. 23, 2013
There's something deeply satisfying about browsing the Smashwords bookstore. Trawling through all of the days releases (and there's some mad, freaky stuff out there) you occasionally stumble upon something unexpected and quite startling. V West's "After the Roman Cemetery" is just that. Coming in at just over five thousand words it's not a novel, nor is it a short story. By the author's own admission it's a revised diary entry some twenty years old.
After high school the author headed to Europe and for a time worked as a nanny for a couple of archaeologists. Accompanying them on a working trip to Syria they spend a day off sightseeing and picnicking at a swimming hole at an oasis. What happens next is unexpected and shocking and ultimately quite moving. The writing is straight forward and honest. V West, in reflecting on something deeply personal, has written a story for us all. It's about those complex moments in life that stay with us, moments that we return to as we try, vainly for the most part, to seek meaning.
Take ten minutes out of your day and have a read.