Topic archives: David Williamson

<em>Rupert</em> censored: <em>Herald Sun</em> spikes Murdoch review

Rupert censored: Herald Sun spikes Murdoch review

September 2, 2013 11

A review of a new David Williamson play on the life of Rupert Murdoch was written for the Herald Sun -- but it never appeared. What happened?

Rupert on stage: Williamson’s happy, but will the Murdochs like it?

Rupert on stage: Williamson’s happy, but will the Murdochs like it?

August 30, 2013 1

Rupert Murdoch came to life on the stage last night for the world premiere of his bio-play. Playwright David Williamson tells Crikey it's a portrait of an ideologue and quasi-politician.

Rupert the ‘insignificant hunchback’? Williamson on Murdoch’s cabaret

Rupert the ‘insignificant hunchback’? Williamson on Murdoch’s cabaret

July 16, 2013 9

Australia's most celebrated playwright has written a new work on the life of the country's most famous son. David Williamson talks to Crikey about capturing the media mogul for the stage.

Theatre review: <em>The Removalists</em> — Bondi Pavillion Theatre, Sydney

Theatre review: The Removalists — Bondi Pavillion Theatre, Sydney

June 3, 2013

David Williamson's The Removalists is still a violent, bloody, deeply disturbing portrait of Australia. A new production from Tamarama Rock Surfers does it justice, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.

<em>Nothing Personal</em> — Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

Nothing Personal — Ensemble Theatre, Sydney

December 14, 2011

With each new and passing play, David Williamson seems to confirm his best work is well behind him. The same old themes rear their tedious heads in Nothing Personal, which is based in the world of publishing, writes Lloyd Bradford Skye.

Interview with Michael Rymer, director of new Aussie film Face to Face

September 2, 2011

Face to Face is a powerful and compelling Australian drama based almost entirely in a single setting. The director, Michael Rymer, sat down for a chat with Luke Buckmaster shortly before the film's theatrical release on September 8.

David Williamson: actors aren’t stupid — and Cate was brave

June 8, 2011 42

All power to our high profile artists, like Cate and Tim Winton, who refuse to be intimidated into silence, writes David Williamson.

Rundle: Williamson an island in his own write

February 24, 2011 7

David Williamson, again, really? How do we -- by which I mean 19 people across the country, and all three million citizens of Melbourne -- get so hung up on Australia's most overstretched playwright?

Crikey says: once more, with feeling

February 9, 2011 11

"What we really want to see in our leaders is sincerity and conviction. We want to be able to trust them."

David Williamson: Labor’s biggest problem? Gillard’s a ham

February 1, 2011 60

Julia Gillard and the Labor government are on the precipice, and it’s nothing to do with pink batts. It’s simply that Julia, who I like and admire, is a perfectly lousy actor, writes playwright David Williamson.

David Williamson: no apology for my play, but for my generation

January 21, 2011 19

After Crikey's scathing review of David Williamson's Don Parties On, the celebrated playwright hits back: he's not apologising for his new play, but he will apologise for his generation.

An unjustified Royal Commission

January 17, 2011

Crikey readers have their say.

Who’s aspirational now? Williamson’s Party as vapid as the times

Who’s aspirational now? Williamson’s Party as vapid as the times

January 14, 2011 66

David Williamson got to his feet at the premiere of Don Parties On to be applauded, a polite if halfhearted acknowledgement. He smiled contentedly. Williamson is nothing but content. Blithely, indolently content, writes Jason Whittaker.

Theatre review: Let The Sunshine set on Williamson?

August 4, 2010

Melbourne's chattering cultural critics can kill two birds with one stone at The Playhouse this month: another unchallenging 'mainstream' (whatever that means) play from the Melbourne Theatre Company, another blunt social satire from the tallest of playwriting poppies, David Williamson.

The play’s the thing missing from the PEN anthology

September 15, 2009 19

The great, the good and my good friend Peter Craven have already weighed in on the issue of "progressive inclusion" of indigenous writing in the new Macquarie Australian lit anthology. But the omission of drama is the real scandal.

Balibo: the truth is even more brutal

August 4, 2009

The film Balibo, based on Roger East and the Balibo Five in East Timor, is a fairly accurate historical document of the 1975 invasion, but the real violence was even worse.

Little-t Williamson at $60 a seat

May 18, 2009 2

Playwright David Williamson is pissed off that the Sydney Theatre Company has declined the opportunity to take his new work.