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A young policeman’s first day on duty becomes a violent and highly charged initiation into law enforcement. Remarkable for its blend of boisterous humour and horrifying violence, the play has acquired a reputation as a classic statement on Australian authoritarianism and is a key work in the study of Australian drama.
- 1972 AWGIE Award - Best Stage Play and Best Script.
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-038-9 | 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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