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Season 2009 Episode 0330

David Williamson: Behind the Scenes

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David Williamson: Behind the Scenes
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 Australians have known themselves.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.moreless

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