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'David Williamson is without question one of Australia's most significant and celebrated cultural figures. For over thirty years his plays have been the mirror to which many Australians have turned to see themselves reflected - from the early, coruscating sensations of Don's Party, The Club and The Removalists to the annual smash-hits like Emerald City, Travelling North and Brilliant Lies, Williamson's plays have been the way we have known ourselves.

'And Williamson's life has been as engaged and interesting as his art. For thirty-five years, Williamson has been at the white-hot welding point of art and politics - friend of most of the significant artistic and political figures of his generation: Peter Carey, Jack Hibberd, Gough Whitlam, Bruce Beresford, Clifton Pugh, Paul Keating. Through his plays and his articles, Williamson's views have characterised and galvanised generations of Australians. He has been, above all, passionate.

'Who better to invite us into that life than the woman with whom he has shared it, his wife Kristin? Kristin takes us behind the scenes - into the study, the dining room, the rehearsal room - to give us the ultimate portrait of the man whose plays have so defined his times and his country.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2009 .
      Extent: xiv, 546p., [32]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-532) and index.
      ISBN: 9780670070794

Works about this Work

David Williamson by Mrs Williamson Michael Connor , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 53 no. 7-8 2009; (p. 56-59)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Untitled Samela Harris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 June 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Phillip Adams Phillip Adams , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 23-24 May 2009; (p. 38)
Sans Taste Michael Morley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 312 2009; (p. 15-16)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Untitled Esther Van Doornum , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 88 no. 7 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Life With a Wounded Outsider Louis Nowra , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 4 no. 3 2009; (p. 6-7, 9)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
A Life of Drama Provides Rich Material for the Stage Daphne Guinness , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 May 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Untitled Esther Van Doornum , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 88 no. 7 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Sans Taste Michael Morley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 312 2009; (p. 15-16)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Untitled Samela Harris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 June 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of David Williamson : Behind the Scenes Kristin Williamson 2009 single work biography
Behind the Scenes of a Marriage Lynne Minion , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 April 2009; (p. 10)
Phillip Adams Phillip Adams , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 23-24 May 2009; (p. 38)
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