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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Holiday
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'A holiday. A time for conversation and distraction, a time to wind down and to dream...

'In a moment of relaxation and quiet reflection, two men unwittingly engage. Spontaneous, unaffected and thrillingly real, innocent discussion becomes an exploration of private fantasy, hidden anxiety, personal mythology and the most inexplicable behaviour.

'What lies behind the most unconscious gesture? How do power struggles play out in the politest of exchanges? Is there hope in the blank spaces between strangers?' (Publisher's blurb)

Production Details

  • First produced by Ranters Theatre at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, 9 August 2007. Director: Adriano Cortese.
  • Broadcast on ABC Radio National's Airplay on 25 October 2009.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney,: Currency Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 31p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Director's Note
      ISBN: 9780868198545 (pbk.)
      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

Hyperrealism and the Everyday : The Plays of Ranters Theatre Raimondo Cortese , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 70 2017; (p. 134-158)
'This article reflects on the performance texts that I have written and dramaturged with Ranters Theatre over a twenty-two-year period, covering three phases of work, each of which engages everydayness as part of its methodology. A key focus is textual dramaturgy, how the text is constructed, critiqued and dramaturged in order to create a finished performance text of play. Comparison is drawn with other contemporary theatre practitioners in Melbourne and overseas who also engage the everyday as a central component of their raison d'etre.' (Abstract introduction)
Reinventing the Real Robin Usher , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 June 2009; (p. 13)
Untitled Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 February 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Holiday Raimondo Cortese 2007 single work drama
Are We There Yet? The Retreat into Childhood Bryce Hallett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 February 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Holiday Raimondo Cortese 2007 single work drama
All Too Real Elissa Blake , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 January 2009; (p. 13)
Untitled John Bailey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 August 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Holiday Raimondo Cortese 2007 single work drama
Are We There Yet? The Retreat into Childhood Bryce Hallett , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 February 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Holiday Raimondo Cortese 2007 single work drama
Untitled Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 February 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Holiday Raimondo Cortese 2007 single work drama
All Too Real Elissa Blake , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 January 2009; (p. 13)
Reinventing the Real Robin Usher , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 June 2009; (p. 13)
Hyperrealism and the Everyday : The Plays of Ranters Theatre Raimondo Cortese , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 70 2017; (p. 134-158)
'This article reflects on the performance texts that I have written and dramaturged with Ranters Theatre over a twenty-two-year period, covering three phases of work, each of which engages everydayness as part of its methodology. A key focus is textual dramaturgy, how the text is constructed, critiqued and dramaturged in order to create a finished performance text of play. Comparison is drawn with other contemporary theatre practitioners in Melbourne and overseas who also engage the everyday as a central component of their raison d'etre.' (Abstract introduction)
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