Plays of the 70s: Volume 3


"The worlds present in these plays have passed away," writes Katharine Brisbane in her introduction, "but these plays remain a dense and telling record of their times."

by Jennifer Compton

By juxtaposing family life in the 1910s with family life in the 1970s, Crossfire raises sensitive questions about women’s position within domestic structures.

The Christian Brothers
by Ron Blair

A moving dramatic monologue in which a teaching Christian Brother grapples with personal anguish and a sense of time departed while trying to hold the attention of his class.

A Happy and Holy Occasion
by John O’Donoghue

A family party is held in Newcastle on the eve of the eldest son’s entrance into a seminary and the fall of Singapore. A portrait of the Irish-Australian heritage of romanticism, humour, guilt and vulnerability.

Inner Voices
by Louis Nowra

The son of Catherine the Great, who has been locked away since childhood, is set upon the throne of Russia knowing only his name. Music by Sarah de Jong.

Also published separately with Albert Names Edward

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