y The Rivers of China single work   drama   - Two acts
Issue Details: First known date: 1987 1987
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Based on the life of New Zealand author, Katherine Mansfield.

Notes

  • Includes reference to the influence of D. H. Lawrence on Katherine Mansfield.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Production Details

  • Workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights' Conference, 1986. First produced by the Sydney Theatre Company, at Wharf Theatre, 9 September 1987.
  • Presented by Don't Look Away Theatre. Performed at Theatre Works, St Kilda, Melbourne : 20-30 May 2015.

    ARTISTIC TEAM

    Katherine Mansfield: Alexandra Aldrich

    Wayne Shute: Oliver Coleman

    The Man: James Cook

    Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff/Matthew: Rob Meldrum

    John Middleton Murry/Mark/Asanov: Tom Heath

    Audra/The Girl/Vera: Claudia Tory

    Rahel/Lidia: Kim Denman

    Writer: Alma De Groen

    Director: Phil Rouse

    Designer: Martelle Hunt

    Lighting Designer: Sian James-Holland

    Sound Designer: Tom Pitts

    Production Manager: Lyndie Li Wan Po

    Stage Manager: Tonie-Rayne Steele

    Assistant Director: Jessica Tanner

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Rivers of China : Introduction, Elizabeth Perkins , 1987-1988 single work criticism (p. ix-xiv)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1987

Works about this Work

Australia's Forgotten Gems Reinvigorated Cameron Woodhead , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 May 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Theatrical Gems Find a New Stage Fiona Gruber , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 May 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Soul-healing in a World Where Men Don’t Matter Chris Boyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 May 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Recent Australian Women's Writing for the Stage Helen Thomson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 104-116)
Helen Thomson surveys Australian women's writing for the stage, from 1970 to the 1990s, illustrating the diversity of feminist concerns and the forms these take in performances.
Outsider on Roll of Greats Bryce Hallett , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1998; (p. 15)
y The Plays of Alma De Groen Elizabeth Perkins , Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1994 Z575976 1994 single work criticism
The Serpent's Gaze: Re-Working Myths for a Feminist Australian Drama Helen Gilbert , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 10 1993; (p. 30-40)
Language as an Instrument of Transformation in De Groen's "The Rivers of China" Jeni-Rose Hall , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 20 no. 1 1993; (p. 26-35)
Reality, Realism and a Place to Write in Alma De Groen's "Vocations" Carolyn Pickett , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 22 1993; (p. 63-72)
The Catherine Wheel: Travel, Exile and the (Post) Colonial Woman Helen Gilbert , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 53 no. 2 1993; (p. 58-77)
Discourses of Disruption and Alma De Groen's "The Rivers of China" Heather Wearne , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 21 1992; (p. 61-73)
y Alma De Groen's The Rivers of China : Resource Material for Teachers and Students Elizabeth Perkins , Sydney : Currency Press , 1992 Z912427 1992 single work criticism
'Walking Around in Other Times' : An Interview with Alma De Groen Helen Gilbert (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October/April no. 15-16 1989-1990; (p. 11-20)
Missing the Performance Mary Lord , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Society , October 1988; (p. 49-51)
Mansfield's Two Worlds Geoffrey Milne , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 17-23 December no. 21 1988; (p. 47)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Form and Transformation in the Plays of Alma De Groen Elizabeth Perkins , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 11 1987; (p. 5-21)
Dissolving the Cant in the Battle of the Sexes Brian Hoad , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 September vol. 109 no. 5588 1987; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Alma De Groen: An Interview Elizabeth Perkins (interviewer), 1986 single work interview
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 14 no. 3 1986; (p. 7-14)
Dissolving the Cant in the Battle of the Sexes Brian Hoad , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 September vol. 109 no. 5588 1987; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Mansfield's Two Worlds Geoffrey Milne , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 17-23 December no. 21 1988; (p. 47)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Australia's Forgotten Gems Reinvigorated Cameron Woodhead , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 May 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Theatrical Gems Find a New Stage Fiona Gruber , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 May 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Soul-healing in a World Where Men Don’t Matter Chris Boyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 May 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rivers of China Alma De Groen 1987 single work drama
Alma De Groen: An Interview Elizabeth Perkins (interviewer), 1986 single work interview
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 14 no. 3 1986; (p. 7-14)
Recent Australian Women's Writing for the Stage Helen Thomson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 104-116)
Helen Thomson surveys Australian women's writing for the stage, from 1970 to the 1990s, illustrating the diversity of feminist concerns and the forms these take in performances.
The Serpent's Gaze: Re-Working Myths for a Feminist Australian Drama Helen Gilbert , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 10 1993; (p. 30-40)
Discourses of Disruption and Alma De Groen's "The Rivers of China" Heather Wearne , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 21 1992; (p. 61-73)
Language as an Instrument of Transformation in De Groen's "The Rivers of China" Jeni-Rose Hall , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 20 no. 1 1993; (p. 26-35)
Reality, Realism and a Place to Write in Alma De Groen's "Vocations" Carolyn Pickett , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 22 1993; (p. 63-72)
'Walking Around in Other Times' : An Interview with Alma De Groen Helen Gilbert (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October/April no. 15-16 1989-1990; (p. 11-20)
The Catherine Wheel: Travel, Exile and the (Post) Colonial Woman Helen Gilbert , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 53 no. 2 1993; (p. 58-77)
Missing the Performance Mary Lord , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Society , October 1988; (p. 49-51)
Outsider on Roll of Greats Bryce Hallett , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1998; (p. 15)
y The Plays of Alma De Groen Elizabeth Perkins , Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1994 Z575976 1994 single work criticism
y Alma De Groen's The Rivers of China : Resource Material for Teachers and Students Elizabeth Perkins , Sydney : Currency Press , 1992 Z912427 1992 single work criticism
Form and Transformation in the Plays of Alma De Groen Elizabeth Perkins , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 11 1987; (p. 5-21)
Last amended 12 May 2015 07:59:26
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    France,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1920s
  • 1980s
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