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.
Winners and Losers, Ian Turner , 1976-1978 single work column (p. x-xi)
The Greatest Game of All, Lou Richards , 1976-1978 single work column (p. vii-viii)
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. ...'
Theatre Company in Liquidation but the Shows go On Karl Quinn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 2013; (p. 3)
The Mark of Mates Caris Bizzaca , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 March 2013; (p. 10)
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
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)
My Traitor's Heart David Williamson , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 September 2003; (p. 72) The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 1,6)
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.
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
Footy's Clubman Has His Say on How to Improve the Game Robin Usher , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 1998; (p. 18)
Early Williamson Anne Godfrey-Smith , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 200 1998; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
The Long Path Towards the Dead Right Male A. P. Riemer , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 March 1996; (p. 13)
Theatre Peter Ward , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 May 1996; (p. 11)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
`The Club' Kicks a Goal 20 Years On John Edge , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 May vol. 116 no. 6021 1996; (p. 76)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Williamson is Still Club Champion Fiona Scott-Norman , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 1996; (p. A19)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Point Scoring Murray Bramwell , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , June no. 153 1996; (p. 24)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
The Club is Still Trumps Wal Eastman , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 27 June 1996; (p. 7)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
It's Footy for the Few James Waites , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 April 1995; (p. 14)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled John McCallum , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 April 1995; (p. 22)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
A Classic Revival Carrie Kablean , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 30 April 1995; (p. 141)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
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
David Williamson's The Club Madeleine Haydon , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 22 no. 3 1978; (p. 71)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled Anne Godfrey-Smith , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 2 1978; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled F. Kelly , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 5-6 August 1978; (p. 9)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Early Williamson Anne Godfrey-Smith , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 200 1998; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled Greg Curran , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 22-28 December 1977; (p. 21)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled L. Glickfeld , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 3 June 1977; (p. 15)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled G. Hutchinson , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , July vol. 2 no. 3 1977; (p. 51-52)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled F. Kelly , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 December 1977; (p. 12)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled L. Larkin , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 1977; (p. 19)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled B. Oakley , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: National Times , 12-17 December 1977; (p. 48-49)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled R. Prentice , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 9-15 June 1977; (p. 19)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled L. Radic , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 May 1977; (p. 2)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled I. Robinson , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: National Times , 6-11 June 1977; (p. 47)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled M. Smith , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Campaign , no. 28 1977; (p. 46)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
Untitled R. L. Cloe , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 20 July 1978; (p. DI,DII)

— Review of The Club David Williamson 1976 single work drama
My Traitor's Heart David Williamson , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 September 2003; (p. 72) The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 1,6)
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)
The Mark of Mates Caris Bizzaca , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 March 2013; (p. 10)
Football Folklore Elisabeth Lopez , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 5 October 1990; (p. 1,5)
The Greatest Game of All Lou Richards , 1976-1978 single work column
— Appears in: The Club 1978; (p. vii-viii)
Winners and Losers Ian Turner , 1976-1978 single work column
— Appears in: The Club 1978; (p. x-xi)
The Play in the Theatre Rodney Fisher , 1976-1978 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Club 1978; (p. 74-76)
Playwright Centre Stage Glynnis Grainger , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 March 1990; (p. 47)
David Williamson Dagmar Strauss (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Facing Writers : Australia's Leading Writers Talk with Dagmar Strauss 1990; (p. 23-35)
A New Map of Australia : The Plays of David Williamson John McCallum , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 11 no. 3 1984; (p. 342-354)
Successes From Sydney : Victoria Garrie Hutchinson , 1978 single work column
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , February vol. 2 no. 8 1978; (p. 37-38)
This column discusses theatre productions in Victoria in 1977.
An Australian Playwright Goes to Washington (from Travelling North) Brian Kiernan , 1989 single work biography extract criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1989; (p. 105-107)
The Long Path Towards the Dead Right Male A. P. Riemer , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 March 1996; (p. 13)
David Williamson : Satiric Comedies Brian Kiernan , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: International Literature in English : Essays on the Major Writers 1991; (p. 659-667)
y David Williamson's The Club : A Critical Introduction Peter Fitzpatrick , Sydney : Currency Press , 1980 Z382436 1980 single work criticism
Footy in Berlin - David Williamson's The Club - First German Performance Noel Macainsh , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 7 no. 1 1979; (p. 80-81)
Interview : David Williamson Jim Davidson (interviewer), 1979 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 38 no. 2 1979; (p. 173-186) Sideways from the Page : The Meanjin Interviews 1983; (p. 164-183) David Williamson 1988; (p. 83-97)
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