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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Emerald City
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Emerald City David Williamson , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : Limelight Productions , 1988 Z867337 1988 single work film/TV The film tells the tale of a married couple and their desperate search to keep in tune with the pressures and the pleasures of modern-day life. The pressure is intensified when the family moves from Melbourne to Sydney, where the husband pursues his career in screen writing and the wife works in the publishing industry. The story satirises both modern-day family life and the world of Australian movie-making.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Sydney Theatre Company at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 1 January 1987.

    Director: Richard Wherrett.


    Produced by Griffin Theatre Company, 17 October - 6 December 2014.

    Director: Lee Lewis.

    Designer: Ken Done.

    Costume Designer and Associate Set Designer: Sophie Fletcher.

    Lighting Designer: Luiz Pampolha.

    Composer: Kelly Ryall.

    Cast: Lucy Bell, Mitchell Butel, Jennifer Hagan, Kelly Paterniti, Ben Winspear, and Gareth Yuen.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press ,Hole in the Wall Theatre , 1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Katharine Brisbane , single work criticism (p. v-vi)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1986 .
      Extent: 82 leavesp.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Typescript.
      • Includes ms emmendations and insertions.
      Series: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts series - publisher

      A collection in the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland of manuscript film and play scripts.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H2381
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press ; Hole in the Wall Theatre , 1987 .
      Extent: xii, 75p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1987 May with ISBN 0868191701
      ISBN: 0868191744
      Series: Currency Plays Currency Press (publisher), series - publisher 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.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Samuel French ,
      1987 .
      Alternative title: Emerald City : a play in two acts
      Extent: 109p.
      ISBN: 0573691045
      Series: French's Acting Editions series - publisher

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

All Australia’s a Stage for New Screen Venture Michael Bodey , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 February 2016; (p. 15)
Williamson’s Tale of Two Cities Still Resonates John McCallum , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 October 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama
Home-Spun Comedy Revived Jason Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 October 2014; (p. 30)

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama
Generation Gap Closes to Bring ’ 80s Back to Life on the Stage Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 October 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama ; Rupert David Williamson , 2013 single work drama
Playwright Draws Flawed Emerald Elissa Blake , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 April 2014; (p. 15)
Semi-preciousness Murray Bramwell , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 40 1987; (p. 21)

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama
A Celebration of Scepticism Darryl Emmerson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 140 1992; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Siren David Williamson , 1990 single work drama ; Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama ; Money and Friends David Williamson , 1992 single work drama
Drama Texts and Studies Appear Alexandra S. Cromwell , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1989; (p. 149)

— Review of David Williamson 1988 anthology biography criticism ; Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama ; The Pathfinder Darryl Emmerson , John Shaw Neilson , 1988 single work musical theatre
The Never-Ending Tale of Two Cities 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 March 1987;

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama
Williamson's Tale of Two Cities Claws at Pretension H. G. Kippax , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 January 1987; (p. 22) A Leader of His Craft : Theatre Reviews by H. G. Kippax 2004; (p. 286-288)

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 single work drama
A Word to the Intending Dramatist Margot Luke , 1987 single work column
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , January vol. 2 no. 1 1987; (p. 5)
Introduction Katharine Brisbane , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Emerald City 1987; (p. v-vi)
Views of the Harbour : The Empty City in Contemporary Australian Drama Peter Fitzpatrick , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 48-57)
Sin City Secrets Get a Makeover Andrew Hornery , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 June 2010; (p. 20)
Andrew Hornery reports on David's Williamson's revision of Emerald City for a one-night reading at the Sydney Theatre Company. Celebrities acted the roles in the updated version and funds raised supported the charities of the celebrities' choice.
Thorpe's Next Stage Jo Casamento , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 June 2010; (p. 2)
Jo Casamento reports on David's Williamson's revision of Emerald City for a one-night reading at the Sydney Theatre Company. Celebrities acted the roles in the updated version and funds raised supported the charities of the celebrities' choice. Williamson indicated that a permanent run of the revised play may take place later in 2010.

Awards

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