Ray Lawler’s revised script (2012) of his (and Australia’s) most famous play, in which two larrikin cane cutters and their women awaken to middle-age. The impact of The Doll cannot be overstated. Its success both here and abroad was quickly recognised as a defining moment in Australian theatre history.
Also available in The Doll Trilogy.
For a study guide from State Theatre Company South Australia click here.
For a study guide from Belvoir Theatre click here.
Cue the Chorus is a series of critical responses by Australian playwrights to classic Australian plays, offering insights and personal responses. To read Alana Valentine’s response to Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, click here. And/or listen to Alana read her response in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series here.