Birthrights and Soulmates: Two plays

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ISBN: 9780868196985
Author: David Williamson
Publication Date: 29/5/2003
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 176pp.

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Birthrights is a bittersweet play about motherhood. At 29, Helen has a vital operation that stops her from having what she desperately wants: a child. Her younger sister Claudia gives her a wonderful gift when she bears a child for her sister as a surrogate. But what happens when, years later, Claudia discovers that she and her husband Martin cannot conceive and that Kelly, the child she gave to her sister, is the only baby she will ever bear?

In Soulmates, Williamson applies his merciless humour to the literary world in a play about the slippery business of books, authors, and the readers who love them both. Commerce competes with art; serious writing with popular writing. Set in Melbourne and New York, this is a tale of revenge in which best-selling expatriate author Katie Best engineers a scheme to bring her most craven critic Danny O’Loughlin undone.

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