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Desire Lines single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Desire Lines
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Notes

  • Designer: Judith Cobb.
  • In his obituary of Judith Cobb, Michael Gurr noted:

    Then Desire Lines, an ulcer of a play for everyone who worked on it. A play about the crash-tackle of AIDS. She gave us a surgical wonderland. You had to walk through the set to get to your seat. It was like walking through a body. A sort of Melways written in blood. Steel pipes of blue and red arteries steered you around. She wanted the audience to feel something. She wanted them to think.

    Source:

    Michael Gurr, 'Designs Were More than a Set Piece', Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2012.

Production Details

  • Produced by Creative Space production as part of a triptych of plays (with The Normal Heart by American playwright Larry Kramer and Mother's Desire by American playwright Terrence McNally) under the umbrella title 'A Few More Short Plays About Aids', Alley Kat Cafe, Brisbane, from 1 December 1996 to 14 December 1996.

  • No 1993 production has yet been traced.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

No Bumper Stickers Fiona Scott-Norman , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 September vol. 115 no. 5888 1993; (p. 101)
y separately published work icon Interview With Michael Gurr, Australian Playwright, Regarding His Plays Desirelines and Sex Diary of an Infidel Bill Stephens (interviewer), National Library of Australia Australian Federation of Aids Organisations , 1993 Z974846 1993 single work interview
Victims Vent Their Feelings Felicity Bloch , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 24 September vol. 60 no. 2 1993; (p. 6)

— Review of Desire Lines Michael Gurr , 1993 single work drama
Worthy Aim But AIDS Play Falls Short Leonard Radic , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 September 1993; (p. 17)

— Review of Desire Lines Michael Gurr , 1993 single work drama
Writer Likes to `Rattle' the Audience Mike Daly , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 1993; (p. 27)
Worthy Aim But AIDS Play Falls Short Leonard Radic , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 September 1993; (p. 17)

— Review of Desire Lines Michael Gurr , 1993 single work drama
Victims Vent Their Feelings Felicity Bloch , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 24 September vol. 60 no. 2 1993; (p. 6)

— Review of Desire Lines Michael Gurr , 1993 single work drama
No Bumper Stickers Fiona Scott-Norman , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 September vol. 115 no. 5888 1993; (p. 101)
Drawing AIDS Out of Quarantine Raymond Gill , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 17 September 1993; (p. 16)
Writer Likes to `Rattle' the Audience Mike Daly , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 1993; (p. 27)
y separately published work icon Interview With Michael Gurr, Australian Playwright, Regarding His Plays Desirelines and Sex Diary of an Infidel Bill Stephens (interviewer), National Library of Australia Australian Federation of Aids Organisations , 1993 Z974846 1993 single work interview
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