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Emerald City

Williamson, D. and Tampalini, S. (1987) Emerald City. [Play] [Creative Output]


David Williamson's play examines the at times antagonistic rivalry between the two, most generally regarded sophisticated cities of Australia -Melbourne and Sydney. He uses this rivalry as a way into a debate on middle-class morality and hypocrisy. Finally the rivalry is exposed as illusory as the objects of Magritte's painting and, like the title of the play suggests, may only be "understood" as fantasy.

Item Type: Creative Output
Written byWilliamson, D.
DirectorMilson, J.
DesignerTampalini, Serge
Lighting designerNewby, J.
ActorVan Macklenberg, R.
ActorRups-Donnelly, M.
ActorLanglands, R.
ActorWilliamson, T.
ActorBarr, R.
ActorAtkins, G.
Company Credits: Hole in the Wall
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Other Information: For the Festival of Perth 1987
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