Author

BILL REED

Bill Reed

As a playwright, Reed is best known for his Burke’s Company, of which Professor Dennis Carroll in his Contemporary Australian Theatre wrote: ‘... it was Reed in Burke’s Company who pioneered Artaudian techniques in a play of stature’. His Truganinni has been produced many times around Australia, and was described by Aubrey Mellor OAM as ‘ a rare expressionistic work’ .



His o ther plays include The Pecking Order (Hole-in-the-Wall), Mr Siggie Morrison with His Comb and Paper (SATC Adelaide Festival), Jack Charles is Up and Fighting (Ninethana), Basically Black (co-author, Nimrod), Just Out of Your Ground (La Trobe), Cass Butcher Bunting (winner Monash Theatre award, Alexander Theatre), Bullsh (Playbox), More Bullsh (Playbox), You Want It, Don’t You, Billy? (MTC, Nimrod), Talking to a Mirror (Playbox, closed in final production), Auntie and the Girl (LaSalle). Additionally, of professional workshop status, were the other plays: Mugwamp, Paddlesteamer, I Don’t Know What to Do with You!, Withdrawal Symptoms.



With his eleven novels and many short stories, he has won a number of and was described by the critic Helen Daniel as ‘her choice for the most neglected Australian author’. He was born in 1939.




BURKE'S COMPANY by Bill Reed
DADDY THE 8TH by Bill Reed
MIRROR, MIRROR by Bill Reed
YOU WANT IT, DON'T YOU, BILLY? by Bill Reed
AUNTIE AND THE GIRL by Bill Reed
BURKE'S COMPANY by Bill Reed
TRUGANINNI by Bill Reed
CASS BUTCHER BUNTING by Bill Reed
LIVING ON MARS by Bill Reed
MR SIGGIE MORRISON by Bill Reed
MEAT AXE HANGING ON THE KITCHEN DOOR by Bill Reed
THE GREAT FRANKLIN'S BLOW-UP BOTTLES by Bill Reed
ELEGY FOR A HANGING CARCASS by Bill Reed
THE POISONING OF OLD MESSY by Bill Reed
THE MONKEY AND THE HALF-GODDESS by Bill Reed
REQUIEM FOR ANZAC DAYS by Bill Reed
THE NEW COUNCILLOR'S AUGURAL SPEECH by Bill Reed
THE NEW COUNCILLOR'S INAUGURAL SPEECH by Bill Reed
LIVING ON MARS by Bill Reed
BLIND FREDDIE'S LAMENTATIONS by Bill Reed
THE LIZARD OF OZ by Bill Reed
I KNOW by Bill Reed
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOU by Bill Reed
LITTLE SHE by Bill Reed
TRUGANINNI INSIDE OUT by Bill Reed
BULLSH by Bill Reed
BURKE'S COMPANY by Bill Reed
JUST OUT OF YOUR GROUND by Bill Reed
GOGOL'S THE NOSE by Bill Reed
WAY OF THE TILT by Bill Reed
NOSEY PARKER by Bill Reed
TWO SHINY BEACONS by Bill Reed
THE TOP KNOT DOWN by Bill Reed
LAST OF HER TRIBE by Bill Reed
TANZIR'S FIFTH by Bill Reed
DIMMER by Bill Reed
RUNYON'S THE BRAIN GOES HOME by Bill Reed
MEETA JARRED-A-LOT by Bill Reed
TEARS AND THE TAIL LIGHT by Bill Reed
A MIND OF IT'S OWN by Bill Reed
BOX AND COX by Bill Reed

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