Nick Hern and Oberon New Releases September to December 2013 Literary History & Criticism

Writing Master Class David Pownall

Writing Master Class
David Pownall


Paperback | Sep 2013 | Oberon | 9781849434782 | 128pp | 216x138mm | RFB | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99

 

The biography of David Pownall's acclaimed play, Master Class (1983), from conception to coming of age.  Threaded through the account of the inception and development of the piece are twists of authorial life-story necessary for the telling.  Whereas a novel or poem can be kept a secret until it is properly finished, a play has to go out to meet the people early.  On the day the script is put into the hands of actors, the soul of the thing passes out of the author's control.