"Tensions is a series of plays aimed at secondary and tertiary level students in the Pacific, as well as general readers ... The theme of each play relates to the social, economic, and political pressures or tensions in Pacific Islands individuals and societies, as they come to terms with modern living ... Exercises follow each play to aid understanding of the text, characters, and issues involved and suggested role plays"--P.  of cover.
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afraid anyway boy at night boy from Fenua boys and girls bride price brothers bush knife call them fishes canoes Celestine coming cousin cousin's place curtain or lights Daddy dance dogsbodies Enter Helen Eric expelled father Form Five Fred and Willie friend of Tony go back gone today guilty happened Helen and Tony Helen nods Helen runs Helen want Helen's mother I'mnot Julian Treadaway killed know our custom let you stay Look lose our customs Madam Marama marriage marry someone Matani mean Mother want Mummy nurse Paul and Betsy pregnant Principal Quick curtain realise rules SCENE 7 Tony's sent shouting Solomon Islands sorry South Pacific Centre spoil our sisters Sulimae sure talking to Tony tell things told Tony and Helen Tony Ariki Tony says Tony want Tony's sister's house town tribal or ethnic trouble What's the matter What's wrong worry wrong at home