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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Competitive Tenderness
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Notes

  • Author's note: As always, subject matter dictates form. A play about local government, by its very nature, needed to be a farce. This is not because local government is itself farcical. However over the past few years, change has been foisted upon it with such force and rapidity that it does appear to have become something of a comedy routine. To the casual punter like myself, once a citizen, now a customer, the changes in local government seem emblematic of many of the ideological shifts occurring not just locally, but globally.... Hannie Rayson.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Playbox Theatre Co., CUB Malthouse, Melbourne, 20 November 1996.

    Director: Aubrey Mellor.

    Cast: Valerie Bader, Merridy Eastman, Max Gillies, Francis Greenslade, Monica Maughan, Simon Palomares, Richard Piper, and Doris Younane.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Melbourne, Victoria,: Currency Press ; Playbox Theatre , 1996 .
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      Extent: vi, 130pp.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 0868194603
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

[Review] Waking Eve [and] Competitive Tenderness Geoffrey Milne , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 32 1998; (p. 155-159)

— Review of Waking Eve Robert Hewett , 1997 single work drama ; Competitive Tenderness Hannie Rayson , 1996 single work drama
[Review] Competitive Tenderness Bryce Hallett , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 November 1996; (p. 11)

— Review of Competitive Tenderness Hannie Rayson , 1996 single work drama
Anarchic Farce Feeds on Fear and Loathing Ebru Yaman , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 November 1996; (p. 10)
[Review] Waking Eve [and] Competitive Tenderness Geoffrey Milne , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 32 1998; (p. 155-159)

— Review of Waking Eve Robert Hewett , 1997 single work drama ; Competitive Tenderness Hannie Rayson , 1996 single work drama
[Review] Competitive Tenderness Bryce Hallett , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 November 1996; (p. 11)

— Review of Competitive Tenderness Hannie Rayson , 1996 single work drama
Anarchic Farce Feeds on Fear and Loathing Ebru Yaman , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 November 1996; (p. 10)
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