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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Great
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'The Great is Tony McNamara's distinctive comic take on the rise and reign of Catherine the Great of Russia. The action spans the course of Catherine's adult life as she learns the ways of the world and takes on the challenge of political power with all of its attendant responsibilities, excesses and sorrows. It is at once a coming of age story, a family drama and a wild satire on power.'

Source: Currency Press website, http://www.currency.com.au/
Sighted: 12/05/2008

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon The Great Tony McNamara , Tess Morris , Gretel Vella , James Wood , 2020 Australia United Kingdom (UK) : Thruline Entertainment Echo Lake Entertainment Macgowan and Beneficiary Films Media Rights Capital , 2020 19291645 2020 series - publisher film/TV

'The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, defeat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi, Belinda Bromilow and Richard Pyros.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_(miniseries)

Production Details

  • Produced by the Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1, 31 May - 13 July 2008. Director: Peter Evans.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2008 .
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      Extent: 86p.p.
      Reprinted: 6 Oct 2020 E-book
      ISBN: 9780868198392 (pbk.), 9781760626785 (ebk)

Works about this Work

Wit Prevails in Great Period Comedy 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 July 2020; (p. 21)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
Ruler with Powerful Appetites Mark Hopkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 June 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
Untitled Ian Phipps , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 June 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
So Much More to Kate [sic] the Great Joyce Morgan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 May 2008; (p. 19)
Restoring a Royal's Ruined Reputation Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 18 May 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
Restoring a Royal's Ruined Reputation Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 18 May 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
Untitled Ian Phipps , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 June 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
Ruler with Powerful Appetites Mark Hopkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 June 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
Wit Prevails in Great Period Comedy 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 July 2020; (p. 21)

— Review of The Great Tony McNamara , 2008 single work drama
So Much More to Kate [sic] the Great Joyce Morgan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 May 2008; (p. 19)
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