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First known date: 2002 Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Mavis Goes to Timor
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' The true story of Mavis, an 86 year old retired haberdasher from regional Victoria. Stung into action by the suffering of the East Timorese, Mavis took her sewing machines to Timor and set about making a practical contribution. Amid the destruction and buoyed by the people's overwhelming faith Mavis tackles the bureaucracy. This work is based on stories told by Mavis Taylor, Elwyn Taylor and the women of East Timor.' Libraries Australia record.

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to Mavis and Elwyn Taylor and the generous people of East Timor who assisted with this project.

Production Details

    • First performed by Deckchair Theatre company Perth International Arts Festival, 7 February 2002 - Director: Angela Chaplin.
    • Staged at CUB Malthouse, Melbourne, February 2003 in a season directed by Angela Chaplin. Subsequently toured Victoria and Bunbury, W. A.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press ; Playbox Theatre , 2003 .
      Extent: 45, xxivp.
      Description: ports.
      Note/s:
      • Theatre program at end of playtext.
      ISBN: 0868197025
      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

Pockets of Rebellion : Katherine Thomson Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 157-198)

'This chapter focuses on Katherine Thomson as a playwright who utilises the conventions of social realism and naturalism to write plays that dramatise the effects of social and economic change on the lives of fictional but realistically-based characters.' (p.158)

Heroes Born Out of War's Aftermath Helen Thomson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 February 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Mavis Goes to Timor Angela Chaplin , Paola Kavisha Mazzella , Katherine Thomson , 2002 single work drama
Heroes Born Out of War's Aftermath Helen Thomson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 February 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Mavis Goes to Timor Angela Chaplin , Paola Kavisha Mazzella , Katherine Thomson , 2002 single work drama
Pockets of Rebellion : Katherine Thomson Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 157-198)

'This chapter focuses on Katherine Thomson as a playwright who utilises the conventions of social realism and naturalism to write plays that dramatise the effects of social and economic change on the lives of fictional but realistically-based characters.' (p.158)

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