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Description - Plays of the 70s by Katharine Brisbane

The plays in this volume were landmarks in the development of a rough new all Australian theatre which celebrated the rude colour of Australian language and more. It was a period of comedy and satire; but as these plays show, beneath the larrikinism was a sharp social criticism at work which saw ordinary people living alienated, exploitative and largely unexamined lives. Included are: The Legend of King O'Malley, by Michael Boody and Bob Ellis, which burst upon the unsuspecting theatre in 1970 and launched it in a new direction; The Joss Adams Show by Alma De Groen examines the ordeal of post-natal depression; Mrs Thally F by John Romeril is based on the true story of a Melbourne housewife convicted of murdering her two husbands; A Stretch of the Imagination by Jack Hibberd, was a turning point in the movement against naturalism in its triumphant use of poetry, vaudeville and myth; and The Removalists, David Williamson's first internationally performed play, has built a classic reputation as a statement on authoritarianism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780868195483
ISBN-10: 0868195480
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 19-May-1998
Country of Publication: Australia

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