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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 David Williamson
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'David Williamson, Australia's best-known and most widely performed playwright reflects on his life and career. David's first full-length play The Coming of Stork was presented at La Mama Theatre in 1970 and was followed quickly by The Removalists and Don's Party in 1971. Although he was the dux of his school, he was teased because of his height ("at least a foot taller than everyone else") and called names, such as Loft, and "How's the weather up there". These names and incidents were reflected in many of his productions. As a screenwriter, David has brought his own plays, such as The Stork, to the screen. He has also written original screenplays for the feature films such as Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously. On a personal note, David admits that when his first wife was pregnant with their second child, he started an illicit affair with his current wife Kristin.'

Source: SBS website, http://www.sbs.com.au/
Sighted: 01/09/2008

Notes

  • First screened on SBS Television on 31 August 2008 at 6.00pm.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      2008 .
      Extent: 26 minutesp.
      Series: form y separately published work icon Australian Biography Robin Hughes (interviewer), SBS Television (publisher), Lindfield : Film Australia SBS Television , 1992- Z1526214 1992 series - publisher film/TV

      'The Australian Biography series profiles some of the most extraordinary Australians of our time.'

      Source: Film Australia website, http://www.afc.gov.au/
      Sighted: 01/09/2008

Works about this Work

Untitled Melinda Houston , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 31 August 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of David Williamson 2008 single work interview
Life Story Graeme Blundell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 August 2008; (p. 24-25)
Untitled Melinda Houston , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 31 August 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of David Williamson 2008 single work interview
Life Story Graeme Blundell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 August 2008; (p. 24-25)
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