Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Elissa Blake reports on a conflict between David Williamson and the Sydney Theatre Company (STC). Blake quotes Williamson as saying that the STC, under directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, is more interested in 'dazzle theatre' and 'capital T-theatre' rather than simple storytelling (of the type written by Williamson).

Williamson draws a distinction between his style of theatre and that of Barrie Kosky, and alludes to some acrimony between Kosky and himself.

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  • Several brief letters and some longer letters appear in the Sydney Morning Herald in response to the views expressed by David Williamson in this column. The longer letters are separately indexed on AustLit; the shorter letters can be found in the Sydney Morning Herald, (14 May 2009): 14 and (16-17 May 2009): 8.

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Change of Guard Transfuses Theatre's Productions Robin Love , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 May 2009; (p. 14)
Andrew and Cate, and David and Barrie David Williamson , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2009; (p. 10)
David Williamson writes to clarify comments made to the Sydney Morning Herald's Elissa Blake and quoted by her in the column 'The Removalist : No Room at Wharf for My Stories'. Williamson assures readers that he wishes Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton and the Sydney Theatre Company 'nothing but continued success'.
Change of Guard Transfuses Theatre's Productions Robin Love , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 May 2009; (p. 14)
Andrew and Cate, and David and Barrie David Williamson , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2009; (p. 10)
David Williamson writes to clarify comments made to the Sydney Morning Herald's Elissa Blake and quoted by her in the column 'The Removalist : No Room at Wharf for My Stories'. Williamson assures readers that he wishes Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton and the Sydney Theatre Company 'nothing but continued success'.
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