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Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Love Child
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'A reconciliation between a mother and the daughter she gave away at birth. Anna defines herself through her political conscience and she believes she has come to terms with her history until a young woman arrives at her door.'

Source: Australian Plays (https://australianplays.org/script/CP-283/) (Sighted 22/02/2018)

Exhibitions

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Production Details

  • First produced by the Playbox Theatre Centre in the Beckett Theatre, CUB Malthouse, South Melbourne, Vic., 22 June 1993. Directed by Ariette Taylor. Has been adapted for Australian and Swedish radio. Also produced in Sydney at the Griffin Theatre, Canberra at the Eureka Theatre and in Seoul, South Korea.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1998 .
      Extent: xii, 44 p.p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 0868195464
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Embodying Love : Mother Meets Daughter in Theatre for Cultural Exchange Peta Tait , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 32-39)
Performing Emotion Interculturally : The Korean Production of Love Child Jung-Soon Shim , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 20-31)
Love Child was performed by the Sanwullim Theatre Group in Seoul, 1994.
Modern Dolls, Global Spin: Joanna Murray-Smith Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 109-156)
'This chapter positions Murray-Smith and her fascination with the modulations between language, truth and reality as a global playwright of modern drama...' (p.114)
Mum's the Word Katrina Lobley , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2003; (p. 16)
An Emotional Journey Veronica Kelly , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 July 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Love Child Joanna Murray-Smith , 1993 single work drama
Love Links the Torn Pieces of Two Lives John Larkin , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 June 1993; (p. 7)

— Review of Love Child Joanna Murray-Smith , 1993 single work drama
Untitled Helen Thomson , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 June 1993; (p. 16)

— Review of Love Child Joanna Murray-Smith , 1993 single work drama
Women Confront Their Convictions Peter Weiniger , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 June 1993; (p. 13)

— Review of Love Child Joanna Murray-Smith , 1993 single work drama
Less is So Much More Fiona Scott-Norman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 July vol. 115 no. 5878 1993; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Love Child Joanna Murray-Smith , 1993 single work drama
Tense Generation Gap Peter Kohn , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 9 July vol. 59 no. 40 1993; (p. 5)

— Review of Love Child Joanna Murray-Smith , 1993 single work drama
Mum's the Word Katrina Lobley , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2003; (p. 16)
Modern Dolls, Global Spin: Joanna Murray-Smith Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 109-156)
'This chapter positions Murray-Smith and her fascination with the modulations between language, truth and reality as a global playwright of modern drama...' (p.114)
Performing Emotion Interculturally : The Korean Production of Love Child Jung-Soon Shim , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 20-31)
Love Child was performed by the Sanwullim Theatre Group in Seoul, 1994.
Embodying Love : Mother Meets Daughter in Theatre for Cultural Exchange Peta Tait , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 49 2006; (p. 32-39)
Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer Muriel Reddy , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 June 1993; (p. 7)

Awards

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