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Alexander Buzo

ALEXANDER BUZO

  (1944 - 2006)

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Margaret Connolly & Associates  

ALEX BUZO (19442006) was born in Sydney and educated at the University of NSW. In the late 1960s his early plays Norm and Ahmed, Rooted and The Front Room Boys pioneered a revival of Australian theatre. Macquarie and other historical plays such as Big River and Pacific Union have helped to popularise the themes of individual and national maturity. Buzo's books Tautology, The Longest Game, The Young Person's Guide to the Theatre and A Dictionary of the Almost Obvious confirm his reputation as an important recorder of modern idiom.

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below is a list of Alexander Buzo's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ahmed         Batman's Beach-Head         Big River         Coralie Lansdowne Says No         Front Room Boys, The         Macquarie         Makassar Reef         Marginal Farm, The         Martello Towers         Norm And Ahmed         Pacific Union         Revolt, The         Rooted         Roy Murphy Show         Shellcove Road         Stingray         Tom         Vicki Madison Clocks Out



Ahmed

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in Plays of the 60s Vol 2, Sydney : Currency Press   086-8195502

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Batman's Beach-Head

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Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

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Melbourne    1973

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adaptation

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Big River

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1st Produced:
Adelaide, Australia    1980

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Currency Press, Sydney, 1985   -

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Coralie Lansdowne Says No

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a headstrong lady with her 30th Birthday just around the corner, is faced with her own mortality, direction and general purpose in life

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1st Produced:
Adelaide, Australia    1974

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1st Published:
Sydney : Currency Methuen Drama, 1974   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Front Room Boys, The

Front Room Boys, The
a seasonal satire set in a government office

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1st Produced:
Perth    1970

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1st Published:
in Four Australian plays. Ringwood (Vic.) : Penguin Books Australia, 1973.   0140481060

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One act

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Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Macquarie

Macquarie
Macquarie traces the decline of the Governor Lachlan Macquarie's authority in the infant colony of New South Wales.

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1st Produced:
Melbourne    1972

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1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney, 1971   978-0868193564

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Genre:
Historical

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Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Makassar Reef

Synopsis:
a brilliant economist, his bored woman, a dedicated tourist, a drug runner, an adventurer and a customs official converge on the ruins of an old Indonesian port.

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1st Produced:
Melbourne    1978

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1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney, 1978   978-0868190211

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Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Marginal Farm, The

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Melbourne    1983

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Currency Press, Sydney, 1985   -

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Martello Towers

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1st Produced:
Sydney    1976

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Currency Press, Sydney, 1976   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Norm And Ahmed

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Late on a summer night, an ignorant, seemingly matey, middle aged Australian accosts an educated timorous Pakistani student in a deserted Sydney Street.

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1st Produced:
Old Tote Theatre, M4078Sydney    1968

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1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney, 1973   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Pacific Union

Pacific Union
the story of the forging of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco, and the impact of one Australian whose influence helped change the face of history.

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Currency Press, Sydney, 1973   978-0868194370

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One act

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Revolt, The

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Sydney    1967

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Rooted

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1st Produced:
Canberra    1969

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Currency Press, Sydney, 1973   -

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Genre:
3 acts Play/Drama

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Roy Murphy Show

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crass Rugby League commentators assembled together in a TV studio.

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Sydney    1971

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Currency Press, Sydney, 1973   -

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Genre:
satire One act

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Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Shellcove Road

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Sydney    1989

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Stingray

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Sydney    1987

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Tom

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1st Produced:
Melbourne    1972

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1st Published:
angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1975   978--0207131578

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Vicki Madison Clocks Out

Synopsis:
a young reporter watches or commits an assassination from her high-rise office.

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1st Produced:
Adelaide, Australia    1976

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  1 male voice

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