In his latest play Australia's best known and multi-award winning playwright David Williamson tackles the rise and rise of ex-Australian citizen and one of the planets most powerful, influential and feared men, Rupert Murdoch. Spanning most of Murdochs lifetime -- from his early student days at Oxford to the most recent phone hacking scandal that rocked News Corp. -- Williamson asks who the real Rupert Murdoch is and tries to uncover what makes this complex and fascinating character tick. In the process Williamson peels back the facade and we glimpse the character of an 'apex predator' who almost single-handedly built a media empire that spans the entire globe.
About the Author
David Williamson AO gained a Bachelor of Engineering at Monash University in 1965 before briefly working as a design engineer at General Motors Holden and in 1966 he began lecturing in thermodynamics and social psychology at Swinburne Technical College.
"Williamson has no peer in depicting modern life." -- The Age
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 5th September 2013
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.15