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Note: Rayson wrote the role of the wife and Bovell wrote the role of the husband.
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Scenes from a Separation
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'Mathew and Nina have been married for twelve years. He is forty - a successful publisher whose path is littered with the discarded souls of those who tried to keep up. Nina is thirty-eight and a journalist. She hasn't worked since the birth of the children. So when Mathew suggests she takes on a biography of Lawrence Clifford - tycoon, philanthropist and now Australian of the Year - she throws herself into the project with an all-consuming enthusiasm. A play about love, betrayal and sex; of falling in love and getting found out.' (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Production Details

  • First performed by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Fairfax Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre from 10 November to 23 December 1995.

    Director: Robyn Nevin.

    Cast: Margaret Downey, Beverley Dunn, Robert Menzies, Heather Mitchell, Tiriel Mora, Shane Porteous, and Fiona Todd.


    Performed at the Drama Theatre, Sydney opera house, from 4 November to 11 December 2004 (after a 30 October opening night).

    Cast: Max Cullen, Nicholas Eadie, Sandy Gore, Sophie Gregg, Sean O'Shea, Georgie Parker, Emily Russell.


    Most recently performed by an amateur company, Stirling Community Theatre, Stirling, South Australia, from 25 March to 12 April 2011.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Process, Peter Matheson (interviewer), 1996 single work interview (p. vii-xvi)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1995
    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1996 .
      Extent: xvii, 94p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes a separately indexed interview, conducted by Peter Matheson, with the playwrights discussing the process of writing the play together.
      ISBN: 086819476X

Works about this Work

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)
Pain of Love Lost to Complacency Stephen Dunne , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 November 2004; (p. 26)

— Review of Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 single work drama
The Process Peter Matheson (interviewer), 1996 single work interview
— Appears in: Scenes from a Separation 1996; (p. vii-xvi)
Collaboration of the Sexes Reaches a New Stage Liz Porter , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 November 1995; (p. 6)
[Review] Scenes from a Separation Steven Carroll , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 November 1995;

— Review of Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 single work drama
Pain of Love Lost to Complacency Stephen Dunne , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 November 2004; (p. 26)

— Review of Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 single work drama
Theatre Jack Hibberd , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 November 1995; (p. 14)

— Review of Honour Joanna Murray-Smith , 1995 single work drama ; Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 single work drama
Two of Life's Happy Coincidences Fiona Scott-Norman , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 December vol. 116 no. 5999 1995; (p. 92-93)

— Review of Honour Joanna Murray-Smith , 1995 single work drama ; Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 single work drama
Stylish Break-Up Helen Thomson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 1995; (p. 16)

— Review of Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 single work drama
[Review] Scenes from a Separation Chris Boyd , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Herald Sun , 17 November 1995;

— Review of Scenes from a Separation Andrew Bovell , Hannie Rayson , 1995 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)
Collaboration of the Sexes Reaches a New Stage Liz Porter , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 November 1995; (p. 6)
The Partnership Process John Mangan , 1995 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 15 November 1995; (p. 17)
The Process Peter Matheson (interviewer), 1996 single work interview
— Appears in: Scenes from a Separation 1996; (p. vii-xvi)
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