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Lordania revisited, Laurie Atkinson

Three Plays  Robert Lord (Phillip Mann ed) Playmarket, $30.00, ISBN 9780908607464 The playwright Robert Lord died in Dunedin on January 7th, 1992. His last play, Joyful and Triumphant, was premiered seven weeks later at Circa Theatre on February 20th as

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National theatrics, John Callen

Playmarket 40: 40 Years of Playwriting in New Zealand Laurie Atkinson (ed) Playmarket, $40.00, ISBN 9780908607457 Ask an actor or director to speak at a function or write something about theatre, and there’s a good chance they’ll presume it’s themselves

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The peculiar business, Laurie Atkinson

Katydid  Lucy O’Brien Playmarket, $22.50, ISBN 9780908607419   No 8 Wire: Eight Plays, Eight Decades  Playmarket, $30.00, ISBN 9780908607426   Plays 2: London Calling: Blue Sky Boys/John, I’m Only Dancing/Waterloo Sunset Ken Duncum Victoria University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780864736840  

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The play’s the thing, Laurie Atkinson

Two Plays  Dave Armstrong Playmarket, $23.07, ISBN 9780908607358 Two Plays David Geary Playmarket, $23.07, ISBN 9780908607372 Two Plays Sarah Delahunty Playmarket, $23.07, ISBN 9780908607365 An English blogger wrote recently about the prospect of attending theatrical performances at the Edinburgh Festival:

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From stage to page, Laurie Atkinson

Three Plays Gary Henderson Playmarket, $24.95, ISBN 9780908607303 Two Plays Toa Fraser  Playmarket, $22.95, ISBN 9780907310 Does anyone read plays any more? Go into any of our major bookshops and you’ll have difficulty finding shelves devoted to “Drama” or “Theatre”.

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Light fantastic, Laurie Atkinson

The Pollards: A family and its child and adult opera companies in New Zealand and Australia 1880-1910 Peter Downes Steele Roberts, $39.95, ISBN 1877228737 Shakespeare got in a snit with them and had Rosencrantz compare them to noisy young birds

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Bugger the box-office, Laurie Atkinson

The Little Theatre: golden years of the New Zealand stage Glyn Strange Clerestory Press, $45.00, ISBN 0958370699 A Theatre in the House: The Careys’ Globe Rosalie Carey Otago University Press, $34.95, ISBN 1877133663 If British theatre, as Richard Eyre and Nicholas

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