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 Methuen Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. As well as the complete text of the play itself, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright''s life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; and notes on individual words and phrases in the text.'
"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" The Daily Telegraph, Charles Spencer
Series: METHUEN STUDENT EDITIONS
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition