Other published plays by Alex Buzo
The Front Room Boys
, in Four Australian Plays, Melbourne, 1970.
, Sydney, 1971.
Coralie Lansdowne Says No, Sydney, 1974.
Tom, Sydney, 1975.
Martello Towers, Sydney, 1976.
, Sydney, 1978.
Articles and interviews by Alex Buzo
‘Buzo: One Step Further’, interview with Richard Zachariah,
Sunday Australian, 4 June, 1972.
‘From Comic Strip to Comparison With Brecht’, interview with Virginia Duigan,
National Times, 29
January–3 February, 1973.
‘Alexander Buzo Talks to lan Moffit’,
Australian, 6 May, 1974.
‘The Day of the Playwright’,
Theatre Quarterly, 7, Summer, 1977. This issue is devoted to contemporary Australian drama.
‘Organised Niceness’, Kirsten Blanch talks to Alex Buzo,
Theatre Australia, June, 1978.
On Alex Buzo
Arnold, Roslyn, ‘Aggressive Vernacular: Williamson, Buzo and the Australian Tradition’, Southerly 35, 4, 1975.
Bladwell, Frank (ed.), ‘Standards of Decency’ (an account of the charges of obscenity against Norm and Ahmed in 1969); and R. D. Eagleson, ‘Dramatic Language’; in
Norm and Ahmed (Buzo) and
The Woman Tamer (Esson), Currency Double Bill series, Sydney 1976.
Fitzpatrick, Peter, After
‘The Doll’: Australian Drama Since 1955, Melbourne, 1979.
Holloway, Peter (ed.),
Contemporary Australian Drama: Perspectives Since 1955, Sydney, 1980. This book includes reprints of the articles by Roslyn Arnold, Terry Sturm and Margaret Williams’ ‘Mask and Cage’ listed here.
Rees, Leslie, A History of Australian Drama. 2 Vols., Sydney, 1978. An appendix to Vol. 2,
‘Norm and Ahmed,
the Police and the Courts’, outlines the history of prosecutions for obscenity in 1969, arising from the play’s final words.
Sturm, Terry, ‘Alexander Buzo: An Imagist With a Personal Style of Surrealism’, Southerly 35, 4, 1975.
Williams, Margaret, Drama, Australian Writers and their Work, Melbourne, 1977.
Williams, Margaret, ‘Snakes and Ladders: New Australian Drama’, Meanjin 31, June 1972; ‘Mask and Cage: Stereotype in Recent Drama’, Meanjin 31, September, 1972; ‘Australian Drama—A Postscript: Some Comments on Recent Criticism’, Meanjin, 31 December, 1972.
Reviews of productions of Norm and Ahmed and Rooted are listed in the Annual Bibliography of Australian Literature, Australian Literary Studies, from 1971 onwards.
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