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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Introduction
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  • Appears in:
    Sanctuary David Williamson , Paddington Melbourne : Currency Press Playbox Theatre , 1994 Z83176 1994 single work drama
    — Appears in: The Great Man : Sanctuary : Two Plays 2000; (p. 81-128)

    Sanctuary is the story of Australia's most successful expatriate journalist cum foreign affairs commentator, Mr Robert 'Bob' King, who has made a career for himself as a distinguished journalist with Time magazine and then moved to anchorman on CBS. He comes home to Australia to live in relative isolation at the age of 48 in Sanctuary Cove. Nobody can quite understand this move. A young Ph.D. student comes up to check facts about the biography he is writing about Mr Bob King's life. Mr King is canny enough to realise that the biography is probably not going to be totally favourable but he gets a shock when he realises just how unfavourable the biography is.

    It is a look at the way our so-called free press is actually a fairly tightly controlled and un-free press; it's also a look at the way we lie about the nature of our achievements in our life. The conflict between the two protagonists on these issues gets quite acute. David Williamson.(ii).

    Paddington Melbourne : Currency Press Playbox Theatre , 1994
    pg. iv
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    y separately published work icon The Great Man : Sanctuary : Two Plays David Williamson , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2000 Z669164 2000 selected work drama column criticism Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2000 pg. 77-78
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  • Sanctuary David Williamson , 1994 single work drama
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