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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 A Property of the Clan
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'When a young girl is murdered at the hands of one of her male contemporaries, what is the aftermath? How will her friends cope? How can such violence be understood?'

Source: Australian Plays (https://australianplays.org/script/CP-366/). (Sighted: 22/02/2018)

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Notes

  • Nick Enright was commissioned to write a Theatre in Education piece in response to the 1989 rape and murder of Newcastle teenager Leigh Leigh and the community's reaction to that crime. A Property of the Clan was the work Enright produced. In 1995, Enright re-worked this piece as the play Blackrock.

  • Dedication: For all my teachers and especially George Miller

Production Details

  • Commissioned by the Freewheels Theatre-In-Education Co. and first produced in Newcastle, 14 August 1992.

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First known date: 1992

Works about this Work

'Based on a True Story' : The Problem of the Perception of Biographical Truth in Narratives Based on Real Lives Donna Lee Brien , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 13 no. 2 2009;
'Despite a sustained interest in the ethical issues around writing narratives that are 'based on true stories', much of the public discourse around this matter has fallen into a repetitive and non-productive rut. This begins when a published work, usually a memoir or work of investigative, biographically focused journalism, is exposed to contain some obvious untruth. Outraged media commentary fans a firestorm of literary scandal, which often increases book sales and then dies out. While these conflagrations could prompt significant investigation around both the complexity of attempting to represent reality in writing as well as what contemporary readers' demands for authenticity reveals about them, too often public discussion as well as more scholarly discourse stalls either at the same stage of backward-looking moral superiority or post-modernist explanations that all truth is relative. This paper uses a detailed case study approach, focusing on a series of factually based works by Australian playwright Nick Enright to illuminate some of the practical and ethical challenges writers face when they draw on the power of real stories to create cultural product.'
Ecrire la region Marie Ramsland , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: France and Australia Face to Face 2008; (p. 43-63)
Youthful Presence: Nick Enright as Teacher and A Property of the Clan Mary Ann Hunter , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 79-93)
Urban Shocks and Local Scandals : "Blackrock" and the Problem of Australian True-crime Fiction Donna Lee Brien , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 115-121)
Theatre in Education : Dead or Alive? Geoffrey Milne , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 152-167)
Geoffrey Milne surveys theatre production in education in the 1990s.
Powerful Properties Richard Waller , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 February 1996; (p. 21)

— Review of A Property of the Clan Nick Enright , 1992 single work drama
A Valuable Currency Geoffrey Milne , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 4 no. 10 1994; (p. 41-42)

— Review of The Boys Gordon Graham , 1991 single work drama ; A Property of the Clan Nick Enright , 1992 single work drama ; Mongrels Nick Enright , 1994 single work drama ; Kafka Dances Timothy Daly , 1994 single work drama biography
Theatre Lorena Param , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November no. 167 1997; (p. 22-23)

— Review of A Property of the Clan Nick Enright , 1992 single work drama
Untitled Nadia Fletcher , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 26 1995; (p. 200-204)

— Review of St James Infirmary Nick Enright , 1993 single work drama ; A Property of the Clan Nick Enright , 1992 single work drama
Untitled Stella Lees , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 39 no. 1 1995; (p. 28)

— Review of A Property of the Clan Nick Enright , 1992 single work drama
Theatre in Education : Dead or Alive? Geoffrey Milne , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 152-167)
Geoffrey Milne surveys theatre production in education in the 1990s.
Youthful Presence: Nick Enright as Teacher and A Property of the Clan Mary Ann Hunter , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 79-93)
Ecrire la region Marie Ramsland , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: France and Australia Face to Face 2008; (p. 43-63)
'Based on a True Story' : The Problem of the Perception of Biographical Truth in Narratives Based on Real Lives Donna Lee Brien , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 13 no. 2 2009;
'Despite a sustained interest in the ethical issues around writing narratives that are 'based on true stories', much of the public discourse around this matter has fallen into a repetitive and non-productive rut. This begins when a published work, usually a memoir or work of investigative, biographically focused journalism, is exposed to contain some obvious untruth. Outraged media commentary fans a firestorm of literary scandal, which often increases book sales and then dies out. While these conflagrations could prompt significant investigation around both the complexity of attempting to represent reality in writing as well as what contemporary readers' demands for authenticity reveals about them, too often public discussion as well as more scholarly discourse stalls either at the same stage of backward-looking moral superiority or post-modernist explanations that all truth is relative. This paper uses a detailed case study approach, focusing on a series of factually based works by Australian playwright Nick Enright to illuminate some of the practical and ethical challenges writers face when they draw on the power of real stories to create cultural product.'
Enright Gets the Most Out of His Past Works Jeremy Eccles , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 October 1996; (p. 11)
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