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Main Title: The drover's wife / Leah Purcell. Book Cover
Author: Purcell, Leah, 1970-, author.
Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922. Drover's wife.
Belvoir (Theatre company) production company.
Year: 2016.
Collation: paperback ; 20 cm. 56 pages ;
Subject: Australian drama
Drover's Wife (Henry Lawson)
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
First Nations Australians
Series: Current theatre series
ISBN: 1925005712 9781925005714
"Henry Lawson's story of the Drover's Wife pits the stoic silhouette of a woman against the unforgiving Australian landscape, staring down a serpent -- it's our frontier myth captured in a few pages.

In Leah's new play the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the Drover's Wife is confronted by a threat in her yard in Australia's high country, but now it's a man. He's bleeding, he's got secrets, and he's black. She knows there's a fugitive wanted for killing whites, and the district is thick with troopers, but something's holding the Drover's Wife back from turning this fella in... A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power and has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's infancy into our complicated present."--

Theatre program at the end of the playtext.

Winner Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Play) 2017.
Winner NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2017.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 822 PUR.LEA Available