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Three early plays from Jack Hibberd which continue to be performed, studied and read for pleaure.
White with Wire Wheels (1967)
Hibberd satirises the culture of masculinity expressed in cars, booze and work, a world in which women are marginalised and ultimately disposable. This provocative and unconventional comedy throws a spotlight on a society that can tolerate the intolerable.
Playfully vulgar, bawdy and boisterous,
Dimboola plays out the wedding reception from hell, with the audience actively playing the roles of the guests. A celebration as much as a satire, the play joyously takes a familiar ritual and turns it uproariously on its head.
A Stretch of the Imagination (1971)
Monk O’Neill, the lonely misanthropist has become an archetype of the Australian character since he first appeared on our stages in 1971.
Cast : White with Wire Wheels - 3M, 4F (doubling required) / Dimboola - 9M, 7F / A Stretch of the Imagination - 1M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-632-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Jack Hibberd is one the most innovative Australian playwright of his generation. His career began in 1967 and his prolific output extends vigorously into the new century. His early plays have endured the test of time and continue to be performed, studied and read for pleasure. He has written over forty works for the stage. He is also a medical doctor.
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