Our Country's Good : Based on the Novel "The Playmaker" by Thomas Kenneally

Description

Australia 1789. A young married lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal...Winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988, and many other major awards, Our Country's Good premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1988 and opened on Broadway in 1991. 'Rarely has the redemptive, transcendental power of theatre been argued with such eloquence and passion.' Georgina Brown, Independent Methuen Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. As well as the complete text of the play itself, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; and notes on individual words and phrases in the text.

Details

Author(s)
Timberlake Wertenbaker, Bill Naismith
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 11mm | 216g
Publication date
02 Apr 2012
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
METHUEN DRAMA
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
Illustrations note
1 colour, 8 page sections
ISBN10
0413692302
ISBN13
9780413692306
Bestsellers rank
82,178