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Robert Reid Robert Reid i(A122698 works by)
Gender: Male
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Melbourne playwright

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The New Black 2009 single work drama satire
2009 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Kit Denton Fellowship
Portraits of Modern Evil 2007 single work drama Portraits of Evil explores the far-reaching and devastating effects of war from the perspective of Australian artist Albert Tucker. The play is set in Melbourne in 1942 as Tucker retreats with wife Joy Hasker to the farm of fellow artist John Reed. This followed Tucker's harrowing experience sketching wounds and mental illness in a military hospital. The fictional portrait sittings between Tucker and Eddie Leonski, an American soldier, are central to the play. Leonski was known as the 'brown-out strangler'. He murdered several women during this period while camped near Melbourne. Source: Lowdown vol.30 (6) December 2008 p.45
2007 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
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