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24 February - David Williamson, exhibits Australia's History

Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:01 pm
by Max ADU
Australian Birthdays Today
25th February

**see video below

David Keith Williamson AO, born 24 February 1942, Bairnsdale, Victoria, is Australia's best-known playwrights. He has also written many screenplays and teleplays.

As a popular
Australian playwright, Williamson is noted for witty and incisive social commentary. He has won four AFI awards and 11 Australian Writers' Guild AWGIE awards.

Rise to prominence
Williamson rose to prominence in the early 1970s, with works such as Don's Party, a comic drama set during the 1969 federal election; and The Removalists (1971). Don's Party was later turned into a 1976 film.

He also collaborated on the screenplays for Gallipoli (1981) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).

Williamson works include The Club, The Department, Travelling North, The Perfectionist, Emerald City, Money and Friends and Brilliant Lies.

Willamson's works included
His latest works include Dead White Males, a satirical approach to postmodernism and university ethics. He also wrote Up for Grabs, which starred Madonna in its London premiere, and the Jack Manning Trilogy (Face To Face, Conversation, Charitable Intent).

In1983, David Williamson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

David Williamson on telling Australian stories
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