The Doll Trilogy: Kid Stakes, Other Times, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll


ISBN: 9781925005523
Author: Ray Lawler
Publication Date: 28/05/2015
Edition: Fourth
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 288pp.
Availability: Available

Related Titles

9781925210958: Kid Stakes
9781925210972: Other Times

No play has been more important to the history of Australian theatre than Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.

When it first hit the stage in 1955, it drew a unanimous response from audiences unused to seeing the Australian character so vividly represented.

‘So superbly true to Australian thought and the Australian scene that theatrical conventions disappear’, ‘untransplantably Australian’, ‘the Australian spirit springing from the deep heart of the characters’: these were some of the accolades.

Since then, the play has taken Australia’s name around the world and become part of the education of every schoolchild at home. Twenty years later, Ray Lawler returned to his lovable Carlton household and created two more plays: Kid Stakes, the story of the first doll, and Other Times, about the wartime winter which proved the turning point in the life of the characters.

For a study guide to Summer of the Seventeenth Doll from State Theatre Company South Australia click here.

For a study guide to Summer of the Seventeenth Doll from Belvoir Theatre click here.

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