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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Falling from Grace
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Falling from Grace is a play with a bright comic surface and mysterious depths. It is about women in medicine, in the media and in the office - power and authority in female hands. It is also about public morality and a struggle between women to see who should be its guardian. These women are best friends in a professional world. They are witty and erudite, passionate in pursuit of success and relentless in their pursuit of passion. They juggle careers, children and lovers. They are forty and their friendship is about to be tested'. Publisher's blurb, back cover.

Notes

  • Braille ed. - [1996]
  • Falling From Grace is dedicated to my dearest women friends: Hilary Glow, Annie Rose, Amanda Smith, Suzie and Kathy Skelton, Lisa Silveri, Caroline Baum and Judy Rayson.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Playbox Theatre Co., CUB Malthouse, Melbourne, 9 August 1994.

    Director: Aubrey Mellor.

    Cast: Belinda Davey, Cathy Godbold, Roger Oakley, Deidre Rubenstein, Sean Scully, Diane Smith, and Catherine Wilkin.


    In the same year the play was produced in Warragul, Bendigo, Geelong, Hobart and Brisbane.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Melbourne, Victoria,: Currency Press ; Playbox Theatre Centre, Monash University , 1994 .
      Extent: vi, 69pp.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Theatre program in centre pages.
      ISBN: 0868193879
      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

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)
From One Lane : The Narrowing of Theatre Alex Buzo , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 43 no. 1-2 1999; (p. 33-36)
Recent Australian Women's Writing for the Stage Helen Thomson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 104-116)
Helen Thomson surveys Australian women's writing for the stage, from 1970 to the 1990s, illustrating the diversity of feminist concerns and the forms these take in performances.
[Review] Sanctuary [and] Falling from Grace Helen Thomson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 28 1996; (p. 170-173)

— Review of Sanctuary David Williamson , 1994 single work drama ; Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 single work drama
[Review] Falling from Grace Helen Musa , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , May no. 141 1995; (p. 36)

— Review of Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 single work drama
[Review] Sanctuary [and] Falling from Grace Helen Thomson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 28 1996; (p. 170-173)

— Review of Sanctuary David Williamson , 1994 single work drama ; Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 single work drama
Power and How Women Use It Leonard Radic , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 August 1994; (p. 20)

— Review of Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 single work drama
[Review] Falling from Grace Helen Thomson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 August 1994; (p. 10)

— Review of Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 single work drama
Ho Hum...What Happens Next? Fiona Scott-Norman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 August vol. 116 no. 5935 1994; (p. 81)

— Review of Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 single work drama
Bonds of Mateship Peter Kohn , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 19 August vol. 60 no. 48 1994; (p. 5)

— Review of Falling from Grace Hannie Rayson , 1994 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)
Recent Australian Women's Writing for the Stage Helen Thomson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 104-116)
Helen Thomson surveys Australian women's writing for the stage, from 1970 to the 1990s, illustrating the diversity of feminist concerns and the forms these take in performances.
Graceful Guardian Gives Voice to Writers' Visions Bryce Hallett , 1994 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 August 1994; (p. 8,9)
Slow but Sure Fiona Scott-Norman , 1994 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 August vol. 116 no. 5933 1994; (p. 95-96)
The World Driven by Strong Women Mike Daly , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 April 1995; (p. 17)

Awards

1995 joint winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Play Award
1995 winner The Age Performing Arts Awards Drama Category Best Play Award
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