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Written for the 10th anniversary of La Mama, a short monodrama, it was performed there in August 1967, and published in Meanjin 3/1967.
It features Yarraville McShade, novelist and ex-playwright who enters a hotel and proceeds to recall episodes from his life.
"Yarraville is an extraordinary and extraverted individual and, while his performance is a short but intense journey into himself and the past which has brought him this far, it is also calculated to appeal to the drinkers present. In the end Yarraville's vanity and actorly conceits outweigh his attempts at honest self-analysis." (Paul McGillick, 1988)