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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Life after George
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Peter George, charismatic academic, idealist, lover of life, is dead. His wife, two ex-wives and daughter gather for his funeral. As the true nature of the man and his life unfolds, so these women discover much about themselves and the lives they have lived both within and outside his shadow. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Notes

  • Dedication: For my husband, Michael Cathcart and my son, Jack Grant.

  • Director's Note by Kate Cherry (xiii-xvii).

Production Details

  • First performed at The Fairfax, Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne on 1 January 2000.

    Director: Kate Cherry.

    Cast: Julia Blake, Sue Jones, Asher Keddie, Rhys McConnochie, Mandy McElhinney, and Richard Piper.


    Also performed at the Duchess Theatre, London in a season beginning on 19 February 2002 (following a two-week preview season at the Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Life after George : Introduction, Peter Craven , 2000 single work criticism (p. vii-xii)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2000 .
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      Extent: xvii, 80p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Peter Craven.(vii-xii).'...This is a sophisticated, idealistic, residually naive play about educated middle-class life at the cusp of a new century. It is full of the anxiety and high-mindedness of left liberal Australia, but Rayson takes this and whirls it around in order to create a drama that is complex, 'raw' and compassionate.' (xii).
      ISBN: 0868196282 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      Nick Hern Books ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: 96p.
      ISBN: 185459673X (pbk)

Works about this Work

Review : Life After George 2015 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
Redistribution of Power : Hannie Rayson Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 285-328) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 49)
'...discusses Rayson's participation in and contributuion to ... the turning of the wheel that would make women the key players on the Australian stage.' (p.285)
Hannie Rayson's Life after George : Theatrical Intervention and Public Intellectual Discourse Denise Varney , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 42 2003; (p. 161-176)
This article 'reflects on issues raised by Life after George as an intervention in the public debate on education and as an instance of the way theatre continues to function as a critical site' (162). It argues that the performance of the play on the stages of five state theatres and numerous regional centres constitues a 'significant contribution to public intellectual discourse on a matter of importance to culture and society', and that the play 'examines the crisis in education and the future of knowledge and learning from a feminist perspective that offers a significant and so far underplayed dimension to the debate' (163).
Second Look Peter Craven , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 March 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
West and Whirl Stephanie Bunbury , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 15 March 2002; (p. 4)
[Review] Life after George Glenda Guest , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , September no. 210 2001; (p. 16)

— Review of Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
Second Look Peter Craven , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 March 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
Causes and Karma Murray Bramwell , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 217 2001; (p. 29)

— Review of Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
All About Life on Many Merry-Go-Rounds Stella Pulo , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 60-61)

— Review of A Beautiful Life Michael Futcher , Helen Howard , 1998 single work drama ; Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
Review : Life After George 2015 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Life after George Hannie Rayson , 2000 single work drama
Hannie Rayson's Life after George : Theatrical Intervention and Public Intellectual Discourse Denise Varney , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 42 2003; (p. 161-176)
This article 'reflects on issues raised by Life after George as an intervention in the public debate on education and as an instance of the way theatre continues to function as a critical site' (162). It argues that the performance of the play on the stages of five state theatres and numerous regional centres constitues a 'significant contribution to public intellectual discourse on a matter of importance to culture and society', and that the play 'examines the crisis in education and the future of knowledge and learning from a feminist perspective that offers a significant and so far underplayed dimension to the debate' (163).
Redistribution of Power : Hannie Rayson Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 285-328) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 49)
'...discusses Rayson's participation in and contributuion to ... the turning of the wheel that would make women the key players on the Australian stage.' (p.285)
Challenged by Theatre of Ideas Philip O'Brien , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 23 April 2000; (p. 25)
Hannie Rayson : Writer Maxine McKew , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin (The Book Bulletin) , 24 August vol. 117 no. 6188 1999; (p. 46-48)
Life after George : Introduction Peter Craven , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life after George 2000; (p. vii-xii)
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