by David Williamson


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by David Williamson

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Also published in Plays of the 70s: Volume 1

The play is set in 1971, a turbulent time in Australia's social history. A young policeman’s first day on duty becomes a violent and highly charged initiation into law enforcement, as the rookie cop becomes involved in a case of suspected domestic violence.

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.

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AWGIE Stage Award (1972 winner)

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