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It's election night 1969. Don and Kath, hope that there will be a change of government, and give a party to watch the results. As the tide turns against Labor, the good cheer palls and the faded ideals and disappointed hopes of the characters begin to show.
Williamson's brilliant satire examines a society on the threshold of emerging from a generation of comfortable, conservative political and social values.
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-530-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
David Williamson’s 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 Australia’s 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, Don’s Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and
He won AFI screenplay awards for
Petersen, Don’s Party, Gallipoli and
Travelling North. He has also won eleven AWGIE Awards.
He lives on Queensland’s 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.
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