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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Great Man
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Jack Barclay, great man of the Australian Labor Party, is dead. And with him has died the last remaining connection to the social reforms of 1970s Labor governments. New Labor is thriving in its place, proudly parading economic reform as the defining agenda for the new century.

At his funeral, family, friends and party faithful will gather to celebrate his life. Or will they? In the grand tradition of Australian public life, each stake an individual claim to Jack's greatness and put a personal spin on his life and contribution to the nation. The Great Man is a wickedly comic tilt at politics, greed and the craving for personal identity. (Publisher's blurb, back cover)

Production Details

  • First performed by The Sydney Theatre Company at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 9 March 2000. Director; Robyn Nevin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Great and Small Murray Bramwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , June no. 225 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of The Great Man David Williamson , 2000 single work drama
Economic Rationalism - Then and Now David Throsby , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Great Man : Sanctuary : Two Plays 2000; (p. 3-7)
After the Great Man Angela Betzien , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 August 2000; (p. 3)
For Williamson, Now is a Time of Optimism After Years of Betrayal Robin Usher , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2000; (p. 17)
Corruption: David's Dramatic Licence Mungo MacCallum , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 118 no. 6214 2000; (p. 95)
Great and Small Murray Bramwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , June no. 225 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of The Great Man David Williamson , 2000 single work drama
Economic Rationalism - Then and Now David Throsby , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Great Man : Sanctuary : Two Plays 2000; (p. 3-7)
Man of the Moment James Waites , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 118 no. 6214 2000; (p. 90-95)
Corruption: David's Dramatic Licence Mungo MacCallum , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 118 no. 6214 2000; (p. 95)
For Williamson, Now is a Time of Optimism After Years of Betrayal Robin Usher , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2000; (p. 17)
After the Great Man Angela Betzien , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 August 2000; (p. 3)
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