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This is an auction for FORESKIN'S LAMENT by Greg McGee.

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"Foreskin's Lament is a landmark play in the history of New Zealand theatre. It was the breakthrough play for its writer, Greg McGee, and was initially workshopped at the New Zealand Playwrights' Conference in Palmerston ?North in 1980, and has since become a staple of New Zealand theatre. Being produced as it was immediately before and during the social unrest of the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand, it hit a nerve with the public and was named Best New Zealand Play of 1981. The play is a drama set in a rugby changing room after a practice, and at an after-match party. The captain is kicked in the head offstage at the beginning of the first act, and again during the game between acts. He dies in hospital during the second act. The theme is the conflict between fair play and winning at all costs, and the nonconformist lead character Foreskin's struggle to reconcile his university liberal values with those of his rugby-playing conservative mates. The play ends with Foreskin directly addressing the audience in a monologue - or rather interrogation - filled with rugby allusions, questioning their own values, ending with the repeated question, "Whaddarya?" (usually used in New Zealand to question someone's masculinity). Early performances left audiences in stunned silence. In some productions Foreskin undresses during the lament and finishes nude. In New Zealand a rugby player is an everyman, and the game and play present a model of society. Set in 1976, it looks forward to the 1981 Springbok Tour. The script was updated after the 1981 tour and was later heavily revised by the author for filming as Skin and Bones..."

Victoria University Press paperback 1981.

96 pages.

A name on the inside cover. Otherwise, good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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