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One of Australia’s Living National Treasures and its best known and most widely performed playwright, David Williamson brings us five of his latest works. Now in his 70s, age has not wearied him, and indeed this collection exemplifies Williamson’s uncanny ability to be timely, relevant and thoroughly modern.
As director Sandra Bates notes in her introduction Williamson is unique in Australian theatre because of ‘his ability to see and understand Australia’s current circumstances, our society’s circumstances right here, right now; indeed to be ahead of what
At Any Cost?
Deals with delicate end-of-life issues, and the huge costs of keeping extremely ill patients alive
A secretively cross-dressing AFL superstar threatens lucrative advertising dollars
Two highly ambitious book publishing executives go head-to-head in an all-out war over the top job—and unsurprisingly in 2012 it’s two women!
Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica
Two fortysomething lonely singles come together in a delightful romantic comedy
When Dad Married Fury
This play has it all—the GFC, a billionaire, intense inheritance battles and a Tea-Party beauty queen!
Cast : At Any Cost? - 3M, 2F / Managing Carmen - 3M, 2F / Nothing Personal - 2M, 5F / Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica - 1M, 1F / When Dad Married Fury - 3M, 5W
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-963-4 | 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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