Ts&Cs
apply
Our Country's Good: Based on the novel 'The Playmaker' by Thomas Keneally - Student Editions (Paperback)
  • Our Country's Good: Based on the novel 'The Playmaker' by Thomas Keneally - Student Editions (Paperback)
zoom

Our Country's Good: Based on the novel 'The Playmaker' by Thomas Keneally - Student Editions (Paperback)

(author), (volume editor)
£10.99
Paperback 152 Pages / Published: 05/03/2020
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 48 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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 It is published here in a new Student Edition, alongside commentary and notes by Sophie Bush. The commentary includes a chronology of the play and the playwright's life and work as well as discussion of the social, political, cultural and economic context in which the play was originally conceived and created.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350097889
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Wertenbaker has searched history and found in it a humanistic lesson for hard modern times: rough, sombre, undogmatic and warm * The Sunday Times *
Highly theatrical, often funny and at times dark and disturbing, it sets an infant civilization on the stage with clarity, economy and insight. -- Charles Spencer * Daily Telegraph *
Wertenbaker's play remains terrifyingly relevant ... Wertenbaker scarcely puts a foot wrong. She ... expands the argument about the practical wisdom of putting on a play into a wider debate about crime and punishment and, when an actor-convict on the eve of hanging breaks her self-incriminating vow of silence, movingly demonstrates the power of drama to change minds. -- Michael Billington * Guardian *

You may also be interested in...

Hamlet
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra
Added to basket
As You Like It
Added to basket
Five Plays
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Merchant of Venice
Added to basket
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The History Boys
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Four Major Plays
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare
Added to basket
Medea and Other Plays
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Jerusalem
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Othello
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Blood Brothers
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Under Milk Wood
Added to basket
£14.00
CD-Audio
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.