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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 The Lizard King
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A made-for-television film, scripted by Louis Nowra. According to Veronica Kelly, it is 'a story of a mother's obsessive search for her son lost in the desert. This beautiful-looking film with its red expanses of landscape was screened in February 1988, and interestingly contains a brief theatrical travesty of Nowra's favourite image of perfect but impermanent love--Watteau's eighteenth-century pastoral canvas L'îsle de Cythère. The author as bit player can be glimpsed in the background of this scene'.

Source: Veronica Kelly, The Theatre of Louis Nowra. Sydney: Currency, 1998, p.30.


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