y The Club single work   drama   - Two acts.
Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976
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Adaptations

form y The Club David Williamson , Adelaide : South Australian Film Corporation , 1980 Z384017 1980 single work film/TV Volatile relationships affect the success of an Australian Rules football club when the coach, a former star player, tries to stop big business taking over the management and training of his team. His aggressive resistance leads to his loss of control of the club.
Source: National Film & Sound Archive

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording

Production Details

  • First performed a the Russell Street Theatre in Melbourne on 24 May 1977. Director: Rodney Fisher.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1978 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Greatest Game of All, Lou Richards , 1976-1978 single work column (p. vii-viii)
Winners and Losers, Ian Turner , 1976-1978 single work column (p. x-xi)
The Play in the Theatre, Rodney Fisher , 1976-1978 single work criticism biography (p. 74-76)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1976 .
      Extent: [1], 66 leavesp.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • (Leaf 26 missing ; additional leaf inserted between 63 and 64).
      • Typescript (photocopy).
      • Copies of reviews and programmes included.
      Series: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts series - publisher

      A collection in the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland of manuscript film and play scripts.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1853
Notes:
Some reprints have title as The Club (Players).

Works about this Work

See How They Run Gideon Haigh , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , July no. 53 2016;
In David Williamson's 1977 play The Club, the action takes place in a single room, through which traipse combinations of club president, committeeman, general manager, coach, captain and star recruit, conniving and conspiring. Big money and commercial pragmatism threaten to uproot personal loyalties and ancient ways. ‘I want to turn all those photographs around so they don’t have to look down on this shameful scene,’ says one character, who, it turns out, protests too much. ...'
Still Kicking Goals John Bailey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 April 2013; (p. 3)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
The Mark of Mates Caris Bizzaca , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 March 2013; (p. 10)
Theatre Company in Liquidation but the Shows go On Karl Quinn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 2013; (p. 3)
Changing Rules of the Ball Game Philip O'Brien , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2007; (p. 19)
At the Final Siren, It's Still a Winner Bryce Hallett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 September 2003; (p. 20)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Dark Side Saves Dated Classic John McCallum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 September 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
The Club: Certain of Success H. G. Kippax , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 December 1977; (p. 10) A Leader of His Craft : Theatre Reviews by H. G. Kippax 2004; (p. 210-211)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Still Kicking Goals John Bailey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 April 2013; (p. 3)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled J. Healey , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , vol. 5 no. 12 1981; (p. 19)

— Review of The Removalists David Williamson 1971 single work drama ; The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
My Traitor's Heart David Williamson , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 1,6) The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 September 2003; (p. 72)
Williamson reflects on his forty years of supporting the Collingwood Football Club and his decision to change his support to the Sydney Swans. Williamson also comments on his visit to the Collingwood Football Club in the week preceeding the 2003 grand final and the welcome he received from club president, Eddie McGuire.
Party Like It's 1971 Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 August 2007; (p. 16-17)
Rosemary Sorensen discusses David Williamson's 1970s plays The Club and Don's Party in the light of revival productions in 2007.
Changing Rules of the Ball Game Philip O'Brien , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2007; (p. 19)
Introduction Katharine Brisbane , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Collected Plays : Volume II 1993; (p. vii-xiv)
Theatre Company in Liquidation but the Shows go On Karl Quinn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 2013; (p. 3)
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