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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Birthrights
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Birthrights is a bittersweet play about motherhood. When Helen discovers that she is unable to have children, her career-driven sister Claudia offers to be the surrogate mother in an act of supreme generosity. When, several years later, Claudia is unable to have her own child, she unintentionally begins to compete with her sister for their daughter's affection. Who will be left holding the baby?' (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Notes

  • Two acts

Production Details

  • First produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Playhouse, Victorian Arts Centre from 12 April-17 May 2003. Season directed by Tom Gutteridge.
  • First produced in Sydney by the Ensemble theatre at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, 3 June 2003. Director: Sandra Bates.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2003

Works about this Work

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.
Introduction David Williamson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Birthrights : Soulmates : Two Plays 2003; (p. 3-6)
Heartfelt Labours Put Mothering at the Fore Bryce Hallett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 June 2003; (p. 14)

— Review of Birthrights David Williamson , 2003 single work drama
Relative Merits Peter Craven , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , June vol. 13 no. 5 2003; (p. 20)

— Review of Birthrights David Williamson , 2003 single work drama
Playwright's Conception Puts Him in Bub Club Catherine Keenan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 2003; (p. 21)
Polemical Energy Shines Through a Moral Haze Martin Ball , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 April 2003; (p. 7)

— Review of Birthrights David Williamson , 2003 single work drama
Birthrights Bill Perrett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 April 2003; (p. 9)

— Review of Birthrights David Williamson , 2003 single work drama
Relative Merits Peter Craven , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , June vol. 13 no. 5 2003; (p. 20)

— Review of Birthrights David Williamson , 2003 single work drama
Heartfelt Labours Put Mothering at the Fore Bryce Hallett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 June 2003; (p. 14)

— Review of Birthrights David Williamson , 2003 single work drama
Holding the Baby David Williamson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 April 2003; (p. 16-17)
Playwright's Conception Puts Him in Bub Club Catherine Keenan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 2003; (p. 21)
Introduction David Williamson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Birthrights : Soulmates : Two Plays 2003; (p. 3-6)
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.
Williamson Sparks Power Play Before Ink is Dry Bryce Hallett , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Morning Herald , 5 September 2002;
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