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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Dead White Males
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Notes

  • Study notes available.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Sydney Theatre Company Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 9 March 1995, (Director, Wayne Harrison) then at the Playhouse theatre, Melbourne, June 1995. Also produced in Southampton, England, February 1996.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Deconstructing Human Nature, David Williamson , 1995 single work criticism (p. vii-ix)
The Text, the Actors and the Audience, Wayne Harrison , 1995 single work criticism (p. x-xi)
The Value of Literature, Keith Windschuttle , 1995 single work criticism (p. xii-xv)
Was Shakespeare Really a Genius?, James Wood , Terence Hawkes , 1995 single work criticism (p. xvi-xx)

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Works about this Work

David Williamson's Dead White Males and the Australian Culture War Wang Labao , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literary Criticism 2016; (p. 450-459)
Defending Liberal Humanism? Yang Baolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies in China: Research on Australia by Chinese Scholars 2010;
'David Williamson is one of the most influential playwrights in contemporary Australia. His drama presents real aspects of Australian middle-class life and adopts humorous language, which contribute to its great popularity both at home and abroad. Williamson often resorts to irony in his drama to achieve effects of humor and satire. In Dead White Males Williamson adopts irony to mock at Post-structuralism and defend “White Myth†in Australia. His conservatism makes the play controversial and he is thus considered as a villain in 'the Culture Wars'.' (Publication abstract)
Work in Progress : Multicultural Writing in Australia Wenche Ommundsen , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 243-257)
Cutlure Crusade a Sideshow David Williamson , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 October 2006; (p. 14)
'Speakest thou English?' : Shakespeare and Contemporary Australian Theatre Norbert Schaffeld , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shakespeare's Legacy : The Appropriation of the Plays in Post-Colonial Drama 2005; (p. 53-68)
Theatre Robin Davidson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , July no. 208 2001; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Dead White Males David Williamson , 1995 single work drama ; Up for Grabs David Williamson , 2001 single work drama
Correctness Satire Wounded by Williamson's Tyranny John McCallum , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 March 1995; (p. 13)

— Review of Dead White Males David Williamson , 1995 single work drama
Fresh Approach from Williamson James Waites , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 March 1995; (p. 15)

— Review of Dead White Males David Williamson , 1995 single work drama
Replying Measure for Measure to a Colleague Humphrey McQueen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 1995; (p. 16)

— Review of Dead White Males David Williamson , 1995 single work drama
One in the Eye for the Old Academe Brian Hoad , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 March vol. 116 no. 5963 1995; (p. 100)

— Review of Dead White Males David Williamson , 1995 single work drama
The (Im)Pure Good of Literature Simon Caterson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 May 2004; (p. 24)
This column deals with the relationships that form between literature teachers and their students and how this theme is treated in novels. There is also a reference to J.M. Coetzee's novel Disgrace.
Devouring Williamson : An Actor Ruminates Glenn Hazeldine , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: David Williamson : A Celebration 2003; (p. 31-37)
Hazeldine reflects on the performace style required of an actor to effectively deliver a Williamson script to an audience.
You Had to Be There John McCallum , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Critical Perspectives : Eight Award-winning Arts Critics 1997; (p. [95]-124)
'Speakest thou English?' : Shakespeare and Contemporary Australian Theatre Norbert Schaffeld , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shakespeare's Legacy : The Appropriation of the Plays in Post-Colonial Drama 2005; (p. 53-68)
Deconstructing Human Nature David Williamson , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Dead White Males 1995; (p. vii-ix)
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