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Burkes Company

Bill Reed

Published April 1st 2015
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‘… the Theatre of the Absurd and the Theatre of Cruelty are even more pervasively embodied in the plays of Alexander Buzo, Thomas Keneally and Bill Reed. In Buzo’s case it is Absurdism which is especially apparent- in Keneally and Reed, Artaudian ‘More‘… the Theatre of the Absurd and the Theatre of Cruelty are even more pervasively embodied in the plays of Alexander Buzo, Thomas Keneally and Bill Reed. In Buzo’s case it is Absurdism which is especially apparent- in Keneally and Reed, Artaudian ‘myth’ and language-in-space…‘It was Reed in Burke’s Company who pioneered Artaudian techniques in a play of stature. If the play is given imaginative production, it powerfully exemplifies one of Artaud’s most famous metaphors. The figures on stage will suggest universal human victims burning at the stake, signaling through the flames.’Professor Dennis CarrollContemporary Australian Theatre, Currency Press-----------------This is a reprint of one of the most successful award-winning plays of Bill Reed. Over the years it has been performed both on the professional and amateur stages around Australia and overseas, and published by Heinemann Educational and also in Currency Presss ‘Plays of the 60s’.Bill Reed has been involved in drama and publishing most of his existence in Australia, Britain, Canada and the Subcontinent. He has written nine professionally-produced plays and thirteen novels, including ‘1001 Lankan Nights, book 1 and 2’. He has won national awards for drama, short stories and novels. He now lives mostly in Sri Lanka.