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Comprises three sections, 'White Exercises', 'Pantagruel In-Between' and 'King Billy's Bones' all dealing with an aspect of the life and times of Truganinni, the so-called last Indigenous Tasmanian. Each section can be produced as a one-act play.
First produced at the Union Theatre, University of Melbourne, April 1970.
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'Living in Black Holes is a first-time collection of five of Bill Reed's most popular and/or performed plays. The works collected here are: Mr Siggie Morrison with his Comb and Paper Burke's Company Truganinni Bullsh (including More Bullsh) Cass Butcher Bunting Each play has been 'modernised', in that the playwright has changed the plots as necessary to bring them up-to-date and brought the colloquialisms to be more familiar to the modern ear. Here and there, staging, too, has been altered to reflect modern-theatre's economies of scale. Settings and characterisations, though, have not been changed.' (Publication summary)