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The play’s the thing, Victor Rodger

Southern Stage John Broughton, Oscar Kightley and Erolia Ifopo, Gary Henderson, and Carl Nixon Playmarket, $40.00, ISBN 9780908607662 These four plays all have a connection to the mainland, via either their setting, their writers or, in most cases, both. However,…
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Courage, candour and bloody-mindedness, Frances Edmond

Playscripts Victor Rodger: Black Faggot and Other Plays Victoria University Press, $35.00 ISBN 9781776561032 “Life will always leave fiction for dead”: Victor Rodger, in the New Zealand Herald, summing up his life experience, thus far. Rodger’s upbringing is certainly uncommon…
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The one and the many, Helen Watson White

Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays Courtney Sina Meredith, Vela Manusaute, Victor Rodger, Oscar Kightley, David Fane, Nathaniel Lees Playmarket, $40.00, ISBN 9780908607433 Haruru Mai Briar Grace-Smith Strange Resting Places Paolo Rotondo and Rob Mokaraka Playmarket, $32.00, ISBN 9780908607440 In 2012, nearing…
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Driven by secrets, Frances Edmond

When Sun and Moon Collide Briar Grace-Smith Huia, $21.88, ISBN 9781869693169 Sons Victor Rodger Huia, $21.88, ISBN 9781869693039 Why publish a play? Well, a book is a nice thing to hold, material and solid: a small package containing something intriguing,…
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