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y separately published work icon Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life
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'I realise that, despite all the references to my longing to be a writer, two things are apparent. The first is that I don’t actually do much writing; the second is that my teenage reflections display absolutely no talent for it. My Diary is prima facie evidence of self-delusion on a grand scale.

'A memoir in parts, from one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights.

'Hannie Rayson—writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist—has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television.

'In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of stories from a dramatic life radiate with the great warmth and humour that has made Hannie one of the best-known playwrights in the country. From a childhood in Brighton to a urinary tract infection in Spain, from a body buried under the house to a play on a tram, Hello, Beautiful! captures a life behind the scenes—a life of tender moments, hilarious encounters and, inevitably, drama.' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

y separately published work icon Hello, Beautiful Hannie Rayson , 2018 13952618 2018 single work drama

'Playwright and author Hannie Rayson brings her sublimely comedic one-woman show to Griffin. Featuring select stories from her acclaimed book Hello, Beautiful!, Rayson shares true tales from an adventurous life, ranging from her childhood in East Brighton to the treacheries of Hollywood, from sharehouses in Fitzroy to the beauty of rural Australia. Rayson’s writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how we live, what matters to us, and the political and ethical challenges we face. Self-deprecating and hilarious, Hello, Beautiful! seeks out extraordinary moments in the everyday.'

Source: Griffin Theatre company 2018 season.

Notes

  • Dedication: To my father and mother, who taught me how to love.
  • Epigraph:

    Do I contradict myself?

    Very well then I contradict myself,

    (I am large, I contain multitudes.)

    – Walt Whitman, 'Song of Myself'

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2015 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 255p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 25 February 2015
      ISBN: 9781922182128

Works about this Work

Best Reads – End of Story Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2015; (p. 24)
Review : Hello, Beautiful! Maryanne Hyde , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Carol Middleton Reviews 'Hello, Beautiful' by Hannie Rayson Carol Middleton , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 370 2015;

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Memory Lane Jodie Munro O'Brian , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 18-24 March no. 1021 2015; (p. 29)
Blessings Aplenty on and off the Stage Delicious Vignettes Delight Peter Kenneally , 2015 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 April 2015; (p. 30-31) The Canberra Times , 1 April 2015; (p. 18) The Age , 4 April 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Vignettes of a Playwright’s Not-so-ordinary Life Cameron Woodhead , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Blessings Aplenty on and off the Stage Delicious Vignettes Delight Peter Kenneally , 2015 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 April 2015; (p. 30-31) The Canberra Times , 1 April 2015; (p. 18) The Age , 4 April 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Carol Middleton Reviews 'Hello, Beautiful' by Hannie Rayson Carol Middleton , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 370 2015;

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Hello, Beautiful! Maryanne Hyde , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Hello, Beautiful! : Scenes from a Life Hannie Rayson , 2015 single work autobiography
Memory Lane Jodie Munro O'Brian , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 18-24 March no. 1021 2015; (p. 29)
Best Reads – End of Story Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2015; (p. 24)
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