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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Mrs Petrov's Shoe
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'In the afternoon of 19 April, 1954 Evdokia Petrov, wife of a recently defected Soviet spy, was dragged, weeping and with one foot bare, across the tarmac at Sydney's Mascot Airport to be sent back to the USSR. Forty years later, in 1994, Helen Demidenko released The Hand That Signed the Paper about her experience growing up a Ukrainian Australian, to widespread critical acclaim - before being unmasked as not quite the person she claimed to be. The play revisits both of these startling events and explores Cold War Australia fears of Russian spies and 'Reds under every Bed'. Source: (Sighted 21/04/06).

Production Details

  • World premiere by Theatre @ Risk at Fortyfivedownstairs, 5 - 21 May, 2006.

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First known date: 2006
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    y separately published work icon Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 19
    • Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2013 .
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      Extent: 69p.
      • Published February 2013
      ISBN: 9781921390203 (paperback)
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