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Williamson, David 1942 February 24-

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Gallipoli by Peter Weir( Visual )

86 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of how the irresistible lure of adventure and the unknown bring two young men together in the Australian army in 1915
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir( Visual )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, with connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval
The removalists by David Williamson( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Lantana by Ray Lawrence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lantana: a noxious and troublesome weed with dense and spiky undergrowth, sometimes cultivated for its colorful, aromatic flowers (film website). Like the plant, this film is a thicket: lovely and sweet smelling on its surface, dense and thorny beneath. In Lantana, a quartet of married couples from different strata of urban Australian life--wealthy Valerie and John, the middle-class Zats, working-class Jane and her estranged husband Pete, and struggling, just barely working-class Nik and Paula--are connected by psychiatrist Valerie, whose disappearance is the event around which these couples lives begin to revolve. The delicately layered storyline reminds viewers of three essential truths about human existence: No one is exactly what he or she seems; actions generate ripples that reach far beyond the actions themselves; and life does go on, no matter what, but it is never the same as before. Before what? Before everything
Don's party by David Williamson( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On election night 1969 Don and Kath give a party to watch the results. As the tide turns against Labor the good cheer falls and the faded ideals and disappointed hopes of the characters begin to show."
The club by David Williamson( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play which looks at the power behind the big men of the sporting world.__
Emerald city by David Williamson( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-moving, wisecracking commentary on contemporary urban mores and morals, and the rivalries and passions to be encountered on the road to success. Colin, a screenwriter, and his wife Kate, a publisher, move to the 'Emerald City', where fame and fortune are there for the taking, but surprises are in store for them both. Sharp-edged, satirical and accusatory, Emerald City lays into the materialism of the 1980s with a razor wit. Within four months of its premiere, five separate productions had opened around Australia
The department by David Williamson( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A staff meeting in a College of Advanced Education dissects the workings of bureaucracy and the absurd politicking needed to support it (2 acts, 8 men, 2 women)
Rupert by David Williamson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest play, the author tackles the rise and rise of ex-Australian citizen and one of the planet's most powerful, influential and feared men, Rupert Murdoch. Spanning most of Murdoch's lifetime--from his early student days at Oxford to the most recent phone hacking scandal that rocked News Corp.--the author asks who the real Rupert Murdoch is and tries to uncover what makes this complex and fascinating character tick. In the process the author peels back the façade and we glimpse the character of an 'apex predator' who almost single-handedly built a media empire that spans the entire globe
Money & friends by David Williamson( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter, a mathematician who is niceness itself, is in financial trouble because of his brother's bankruptcy. His neighbour Margaret decides that he needs help from his friends, who are all wealthy. A revealing clash between materialism and ideals
The perfectionist by David Williamson( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of marriage which follows a pair of academics from Denmark to Sydney as they blunder along the rival paths of career and parenthood (2 acts, 3 men, 2 women)
Brilliant lies by David Williamson( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susie Connor says that from the moment she started working for him, her boss sexually harassed her. When she didn't submit to his advances, she was sacked. Now Susie wants $40,000 in compensation and she is not going to back down
Travelling north by David Williamson( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank and Frances find new life in a twilight love affair, to the consternation of their conventional children - Their dream takes them north to the sun__
Dead white males by David Williamson( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney Theatres and Festivals - Programs
Sons of Cain by David Williamson( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by David Williamson( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What I wrote( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten award winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Each writer reveals their writing process and discusses the themes and characters within their work. The dynamic presenter, Dr Tess Brady, provides a critical commentary for each play. Alice Pung discusses memoir, loosing her mother tongue in s, searching for her father's secrets in the Killing Fields of Cambodia in Her Father's Daughter and working on the project Growing up Asian in Australia. Peter Goldsworthy talks frankly about the writing of Maestro and his relationship to the characters and the story. He discusses the short story The Kiss, metaphor, adaptation and his writing methods. David Williamson discusses his critique of post modernism in Dead White Males and the ANZACS in Gallipoli. Katherine Thomson discusses how her play Diving for Pearls is set against the backdrop of the economic changes of the late 20th Century. Hannie Rayson reveals that she intended to goad the audience in Two Brothers, her most controversial play about politics and refugees
What I wrote( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten award winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Each writer reveals their writing process and discusses the themes and characters within their work. The dynamic presenter, Dr. Tess Brady, provides a critical commentary for each play. Joanna Murray-Smith discusses the power of words in Nightfall and explores love, identity and belonging in Honour. Louis Nowra talks about shedding the misconceptions of childhood in Radiance and discusses art, claiming it should not be relevant in Cosi. Hannie Rayson explores family and identity in Inheritance and the relationship between art and personal story in Hotel Sorrento. David Williamson shows how sport reflects society in The Club and discusses failed dreams in Don's Party. Andrew Bovell explores the intersections of story in the Lantana series and recurring patterns of family and global histories in When the rain stops falling
A handful of friends by David Williamson( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is set in Australia, somewhere in the South in the present time and centres on a married couple, infidelity and friendship. Provides a commentary on urban life and middle age crises
Gallipoli by Jack Bennett( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of April 25, 1915, the first wave of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed under intense Turkish fire on the Gallipoli Peninsula. When the Anzacs crept away, defeated, eight months later, 7594 Australians had been killed and more than 19,000 had been wounded. About one-fifth of the men engaged in this tragic and mismanaged encounter were under the age of twenty-one, boys who were fired with loyalty for a nation itself not yet fifteen years old. This is the story of two of those boys
 
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