Since its first burst on the Australian stage in 1971, Don's Party has become widely recognised as one of David Williamson's finest comedies. Set during an election night party, Don's guests pursue the rituals of courtship and sexual competitiveness as a means of coping with the insecurities of their own empty lives. Williamson's brilliant satire examines a society on the threshold of emerging from a generation of comfortable, conservative political and social values (2 acts, 6 men, 5 women).
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(210mm x 135mm x 6mm)
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Author Biography - David Williamson
David Williamsons first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australias most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Dons Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and Brilliant Lies. He won AFI screenplay awards for Petersen, Dons Party, Gallipoli and Travelling North. He has also won eleven AWGIE Awards. He lives on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of David Williamson visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors. David Williamson's official website - www.davidwilliamsonplaywright. com