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'The worlds present in these plays have passed away', writes Katharine Brisbane in her introduction, 'but these plays remain a dense and telling record of their times'.
Crossfire by Jennifer Compton
By juxtaposing family life in the 1910s with family life in the 1970s,
Crossfire raises sensitive questions about women’s position within domestic structures.
The Christian Brothers by Ron Blair
A moving dramatic monologue in which a teaching Christian Brother grapples with personal anguish and a sense of time departed while trying to hold the attention of his class.
A Happy and Holy Occasion by John O’Donoghue
A family party is held in Newcastle on the eve of the eldest son’s entrance into a seminary and the fall of Singapore. A portrait of the Irish-Australian heritage of romanticism, humour, guilt and vulnerability.
Inner Voices by Louis Nowra
The son of Catherine the Great, who has been locked away since childhood, is set upon the throne of Russia knowing only his name. Music by Sarah de Jong.
Cast : Crossfire - 5M, 4F (doubling required) / The Christian Brothers - 1M / A Happy and Holy Occasion - 6M, 2F / Inner Voices - 10M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-599-5 | PB
KATHARINE BRISBANE co-founded Currency Press, Australia’s performing arts publisher, in 1971 with her late husband, Dr Philip Parsons (1926–1993). Brisbane remained managing editor and publisher until her retirement in 2001. In 2000 she established Currency House as a non-profit charitable association with the brief to assert the value of the performing arts in public life and raise the level of debate. She was a theatre critic for twenty-one years, including a period as national theatre critic at the
Australian (1967–74) and has published widely on the history and nature of Australian theatre.