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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Influence
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'Ziggi Blasko knows how to turn fear into hate. A talkback radio host with 'commonsense' answers, he likes to push buttons. His diatribes against political correctness, feminism, multiculturalism, immigration and bleeding hearts flood the airwaves and the scary part is that people listen. At home, however, his influence isn't quite so great - his wife Carmela is too narcissistic to listen much, his daughter Vivienne is a manic depressive, his father Marko is a Croatian refugee with a secret that could destroy Ziggi's career, and his sister Connie is as strong-minded as Ziggi, but with opinions and solutions worlds apart. When Zehra, a Turkish housekeeper with a moral core diametrically opposed to Ziggi, enters the fray, the simplistic contradictions of Ziggi's world view set to implode in this latest satire from Australia's most popular playwright'. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Production Details

  • First produced at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 18 March to 14 May 2005. Season directed by Bruce Myles.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2005
Notes:
Introduced by Graeme Turner

Works about this Work

Williamson in the Howard Years Denise Varney , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radical Visions 1968-2008 : The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama 2011; (p. 79-126)
Playwright's Note David Williamson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Influence : Operator : Two Plays 2005; (p. 7-8)
Shadow Play Peter Craven , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-18 June 2005; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Two Brothers Hannie Rayson 2005 single work drama ; Influence David Williamson 2005 single work drama
You Be the Judge Lorin Blumenthal , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 May 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Influence David Williamson 2005 single work drama
Parting Shots Elizabeth Fortescue , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 March 2005; (p. 90)
Williamson's Masterful Final Act John McCallum , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 March 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of Influence David Williamson 2005 single work drama
Closer to a Sitcom Than a Williamson Classic Bryce Hallett , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 March 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of Influence David Williamson 2005 single work drama
You Be the Judge Lorin Blumenthal , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 May 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Influence David Williamson 2005 single work drama
Shadow Play Peter Craven , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-18 June 2005; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Two Brothers Hannie Rayson 2005 single work drama ; Influence David Williamson 2005 single work drama
The Big Sign-Off Alt. Title: Man of Influence Plans Exit. David Marr , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 March 2005; (p. 4) The West Australian , 12 March 2005; (p. 11)
Radio Hosts Exposed by Playwright's Influence Jane Albert , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 March 2005; (p. 3)
Stagestruck and Proud of It Rosalie Higson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 March 2005; (p. 14)
Parting Shots Elizabeth Fortescue , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 March 2005; (p. 90)
Playwright's Note David Williamson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Influence : Operator : Two Plays 2005; (p. 7-8)
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