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Female of the Species, The  

Female of the Species, The $20.90 ex GST
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Thirty years ago Margot Mason, pioneer of the 1970s Women’s Liberation movement and fearless academic, wrote her groundbreaking work and numerous best-sellers followed. Now she has writer’s block. Molly, an unannounced visitor and committed fan of Margot and her work, offers a potential solution – until Molly produces a gun and calmly informs Margot that she intends to kill her because she blames her for warping her mother's mind and ruining her life with her hit book The Cerebral Vagina.

Joanna Murray-Smith’s deliciously wicked comedy deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce proving the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male.

This latest gem from the pen of one of Australia’s most outstanding playwrights was inspired by Germaine Greer’s experience of being held captive in her country house in Essex in 2000.

 
Cast : 3M, 3F

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-825-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH is a Melbourne based playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Her plays, which include Honour, Rapture, Bombshells, Nightfall, Redemption, Love Child and Flame, have been produced around the world. Honour has been produced in over two dozen countries, including productions on Broadway and at the National Theatre in London and most recently in the West End. Both Honour and Rapture won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Play. Most recently, Melbourne Theatre Company produced The Female of the Species. Joanna has also published three novels Truce, Judgement Rock and Sunnyside.

For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Joanna Murray-Smith 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.

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