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Jack Hibberd

JACK HIBBERD  (1940 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Jack Hibberd is one the most innovative Australian playwright of his generation. His career began in 1967 and his prolific output extends vigorously into the new century. His early plays have endured the test of time and continue to be performed, studied and read for pleasure. He has written over forty works for the stage. He is also a medical doctor. He stopped writing plays in 1984, enraged that his plays had suddenly become unfashionable but returned to playwriting in 1994.

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Aorta         Architect, The And The Emperor Of Assyria         Asian Oranges         Below The Belt         Blood Bath         Brain Rot         Captain Midnight Vc         Carlton Adventures Of Sledge And Shotgun Con'd, The         Colonies Of Desire         Commandments         Commitment         Common Touch, The         Crown Versus Alice Springs         Custom And Excise         Death Of Ivan Ilych         Death Warmed Up         Dimboola: A Wedding Reception Play         Domestic Animals         Duets         Dutiful Daughter, The         Elwood         Female Rhapsodies         Flat 181         Glycerine Tears         Goodbye Ted         Guantanamo Bay         History Of The Western World In Ninety Minutes         Just Before The Honeymoon         Klag         Knotty Problem, A         Last Days Of Epic J Remorse         Lavendar Bags: A Prothalamion         League Of Nations, A         Legacy         Les Darcy Show, The         Liquid Amber         Long Time No See         Love At First Sight         Malarky Barks         Man Of Many Parts, A         Marvellous Melbourne         Memoirs Of A Carlton Bohemian         Modest Proposal: From The Minister For Employment And Youth Affairs, Mrs Poppy Defarge, A         Mothballs: A Panegryic         New House, The         No Time 1Ike The Present         O         Odyssey Of A Prostitute         Old School Tie, The         One Of Nature's Gentlemen         Overcoat, The         Peggy Sue; Or, The Power Of Romance         Prodigal Son, The         Proud Flesh         Quality Of Life Song         Repossession         Second Coming         See You Tomorrow At Maxims         Sin         Slam Dunk         Small Lady, The         Smash Hit! Or A Goggle-Moggle For Kugel         Spanish Dancer, The         Stretch Of The Imagination, A         This Great Gap Of Time         Three Old Friends         Toast To Melba, A         White With Wire Wheels         Who?         Why An Alternative Theatre         Women!



Aorta

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Melbourne    1971

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Stage play One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Architect, The And The Emperor Of Assyria

Synopsis:
Two men stranded on a desert island play a series of macabre games.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Fernando Arrabal

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1974

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adaptation

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Asian Oranges

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in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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Below The Belt

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Genre:
round Stage play. 1 scene.

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Blood Bath

Synopsis:
Three women quarrel, sing and dance in a bathroom

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Drama

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Brain Rot

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includes Who?, Just Before the Honeymoon, One of Nature's Gentlemen

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1967

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1st Published:
selection in "Squibs", Phoenix, Brisbane, 1984   978-0949780058

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Captain Midnight Vc

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music by Lorraine Milne

1st Produced:
MUST Kaleidoscope country tour, Victoria    1973

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1st Published:
Montmorency, Vic : Yackandandah Playscripts, 1984   978-0868050201

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Genre:
play with music

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  14 players

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Carlton Adventures Of Sledge And Shotgun Con'd, The

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Australian Performing Group script.

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Colonies Of Desire

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Part of the Melbourne Festival's "Behind the Scenes"

1st Produced:
Australia    2001

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La Mama Theatre and The Melbourne Festival @ Malthouse

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Commandments

Synopsis:
a look at five of the Commandments and when it is appropriate to break them

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Drama

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Commitment

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1st Produced:
Saturday Morning Club, Melbourne Theatre Club, Russell Street Theatre    25 Jul 1968

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1st Published:
in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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Stage play

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Common Touch, The

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Stage play. 1 scene. One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Crown Versus Alice Springs

Synopsis:
an Australian indigenous woman is sent for trial for stealing a breast pump and a can of infant formula

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Custom And Excise

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aka Proud Flesh

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1970

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Genre:
Stage play. 8 scenes. One act

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Death Of Ivan Ilych

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Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy

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Genre:
adaptation

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Death Warmed Up

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1984 Scrpsi, 2:4:203-14   -

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Dimboola: A Wedding Reception Play

Jack Hibberd
Playfully vulgar, bawdy and boisterous, Dimboola plays out the wedding reception from hell, with the audience actively playing the roles of the guests. a celebration as much as a satire, the play joyously takes a familiar ritual and turns it uproariously on its head.

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Australian performing group

1st Published:
Sydney : in Selected Plays, Currency Press, 2000   978-0-86819-632-9

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Genre:
Stage play One act

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Male:  9            Female:  7            Other:  3-4 musicians

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Domestic Animals

Synopsis:
a rancorous marriage

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1st Produced:
-    1997

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Genre:
Drama

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Duets

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includes The Old School Tie, Glycerine Tears

1st Produced:
Melbourne    1989

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1st Published:
Yackandandah, Montmerency, Victoria, 1989   -

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Dutiful Daughter, The

Synopsis:
The father is a monster and the mother an articulate alcoholic

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One act

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Elwood

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Australian Performing Group script.

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Genre:
Stage play. 1 scene. One act

Parts:
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Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Female Rhapsodies

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Drama

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Flat 181

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Australian Performing Group script.

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Glycerine Tears

Synopsis:
Two recently widowed women meet for afternoon tea

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1st Produced:
Melbourne    1982

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1st Published:
in "Meanjin, 41: 509-22", Melbourne, 1982   -

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Genre:
Black comedy One act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Goodbye Ted

Synopsis:
a football testemonial play

Notes:
written by Jack Hibberd And John Timlin

1st Produced:
Chevron Hotel, Melbourne    09 Apr 1975

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1st Published:
Yackandandah, Montmerency, Victoria, 1983   -

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Genre:
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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Guantanamo Bay

Synopsis:
President George W Bush, Donald Rumfeld and Dick Chaney visit Guantanamo Bay. The prisoners put on a play for them about the history of torture

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History Of The Western World In Ninety Minutes

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Genre:
Monlogue play

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Just Before The Honeymoon

Synopsis:
A battle of words between two lovers

Notes:
part of Brain Rot

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1st Published:
in Kosmos II (Clayton, Victoria), 1972   978-0949780058

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Klag

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Melbourne    1970

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Genre:
Stage play 2 acts

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Knotty Problem, A

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in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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Last Days Of Epic J Remorse

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Genre:
Stage play 2 acts

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Lavendar Bags: A Prothalamion

Synopsis:
a young woman gets ready for her wedding

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with Mothballs: A panegryic, the two plays titled A Connubial Couple.

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in aspect no 25, 1982   -

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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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League Of Nations, A

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in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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Genre:
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Legacy

Synopsis:
Four siblings in the family crypt after the mother's funeral. They bicker and fight and one of them says she is going to contest the will

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-    1997

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Genre:
Drama

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Les Darcy Show, The

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1st Produced:
Drama Centre, Flinders University, adelaide, Australia    Mar 1974

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1st Published:
Collingwood, Vic : in Three Popular Plays, Outback Press, 1976   978-0868880358

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Genre:
Stage play One act

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Liquid Amber

Synopsis:
It is the Golden Wedding anniversary of Ruby and Jock Strapp and family and friends have come to celebrate

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1st Produced:
Murray River Performing Group, albury-Wodonga, Victoria    24 Feb 1982

Company:
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1st Published:
in "a Country Quinella: Two Celebration Plays", Penguin, Ringwood, 1984   -

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Long Time No See

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Love At First Sight

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Malarky Barks

Synopsis:
an Australian returns home after spending twenty years in the UK

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Man Of Many Parts, A

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Perth    1980

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Marvellous Melbourne

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-

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written by Jack Hibberd And John Romeril

1st Produced:
Melbourne    1970

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Australian Performing Group

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in "Theatre Australia", 2,4: 35-44; 2,5: 29-39, Potts Point, New South Wales, July, 1977   -

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Memoirs Of A Carlton Bohemian

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Modest Proposal: From The Minister For Employment And Youth Affairs, Mrs Poppy Defarge, A

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adapted from Swift

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Mothballs: A Panegryic

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
with Lavender Bags: A prothalamion, the two plays titled A Connubial Couple

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Melbourne    1981

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in "Meanjin, 39:4: 560-73", Melbourne, 1980   -

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New House, The

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Based on A short story by Elizabeth Bowen

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No Time 1Ike The Present

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-

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-

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architecture Theatre, University of Melbourne    17 Apr 1968

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in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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O

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part of A series 'Brainrot'.

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Odyssey Of A Prostitute

Synopsis:
Based on a maupassant story about an abandoned country girl forced into prostitution

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-

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in Outrider (Indooroopilly, Queensland, 2:1:87-154 (1985)   -

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Old School Tie, The

Synopsis:
Two old friends from public school meet after twenty years. One had had a flair for politics and his friend tries to persuade to take it up again

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One Of Nature's Gentlemen

Jack Hibberd
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Notes:
part of Brain Rot

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1967

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Collingwood, Vic : in Three Popular Plays, Outback Press, 1976   978-0868880358

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Overcoat, The

Synopsis:
a theatrical double somersault and half-pike from the springboard of Gogol's insane prose

Notes:
music by Martin Friedel

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    11 Nov 1976

Company:
Australian Performing Group

1st Published:
Sydney : in The Overcoat, Sin: Two pieces of Music Theatre, Currency Press, 1977   0868190551

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-

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Peggy Sue; Or, The Power Of Romance

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-

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-

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1974

Company:
Australian Performing Group

1st Published:
Montmorency, Vic : Yackandandah Playscripts, 1982   0868050016

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-

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Prodigal Son, The

Jack Hibberd
The homecoming of an adult son, and the strange affections that survive difficult family histories.

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-

1st Produced:
Queensland Theatre Company, Brisbane    03 Nov 1997

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-

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Sydney : Currency Press, 2001 (published with Barry Dickin's Insouciance)   978-0-86819-644-2

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Proud Flesh

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-

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augmented version of Customs And Excise

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1972

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Stage play. 8 scenes. One act

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Quality Of Life Song

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Australian Performing Group script.

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Repossession

Synopsis:
Meg and Nancy live in a remote shack. Two men turn up and repossess all their whitegoods. Later two men Oz and Jeremy break in

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Second Coming

Synopsis:
During one of Preacher Lazurus Everyman's services - that has included a sermon on Creation versus Darwin, faith healing and snake dancing - Jesus turns up

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-

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-    2007

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See You Tomorrow At Maxims

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Sin

Synopsis:
parodistic opera based on the seven deadly sins, a spoof that plays with ideas about the artists role in society

Notes:
music by Martin Friedel

1st Produced:
Victorian State Opera, Union Theatre, Melbourne    01 Sep 1978

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-

1st Published:
Sydney : in The Overcoat, Sin: Two pieces of Music Theatre, Currency Press, 1977   0868190551

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-

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opera libretto play with music

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Slam Dunk

Jack Hibberd
Chuck and Beefy-aussie clones of the typical American teenager sporting baggy shorts, reversed baseball cap and huge Nike boots-meet Jock, the sensitive adolescent who recites poetry and enjoys nature.

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-

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Sydney : Currency Press in association with La Mama Theatre Melbourne, 1996   978-0868194832

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-

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Small Lady, The

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Based on A short story by Sean O'Faolin

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Smash Hit! Or A Goggle-Moggle For Kugel

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Music by George Dreyfus; lyrics And book by Jack Hibberd

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Musical

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Spanish Dancer, The

Synopsis:
Doris "The Dancer" Morris has cancer and she is being helped by Fakir Gandhi, the Swami of Bangalore

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Stretch Of The Imagination, A

Synopsis:
a day in the life of a reclusive monk, sometimes scholar, footballer, philanderer.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    08 Mar 1972

Company:
Australian Performing Group

1st Published:
Sydney : Currency Press, 1973   978-0858930261

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This Great Gap Of Time

Synopsis:
A stuffy businessman is menaced by a youth who breaks into his office

Notes:
Part of the series Brainrot'.

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in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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Three Old Friends

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Part of the series Brainrot'.

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in Squibs: a collection of short plays, Phoenix Publications Brisbane (1 Jan 1984)   978-0949780058

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Toast To Melba, A

Jack Hibberd
about the Australian opera singer Nellie melba

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theatre 62, adelaide, Australia    06 Mar 1976

Company:
Australian Performing group

1st Published:
Collingwood, Vic : in Three Popular Plays, Outback Press, 1976   978-0868880358

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-

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White With Wire Wheels

Synopsis:
Hibberd satirises the culture of masculinity expressed in cars, booze and work, a world in which women are marginalised and ultimately disposable. This provocative and unconventional comedy throws a spotlight on a society that can tolerate the intolerable.

Notes:
first full length play

1st Produced:
University of Melbourne    Sep 1967

Company:
-

1st Published:
in Plays, Melbourne, Penguin, 1967   -

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-

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Satire

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  with doubling

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Who?

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of Brain rot

1st Produced:
Carlton, Vivtoria    1967

Company:
-

1st Published:
in Plays, Melbourne, Penguin, 1967   -

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-

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Why An Alternative Theatre

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-

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-    -

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Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Women!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Aristophanes. written by Jack Hibberd And James McCaughey

1st Produced:
Carlton, Victoria    1972

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-   -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  9            Other:  extras

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