The first play John studied at high school was Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Some of the lines from that play have stuck with him ever since.

“This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.”  (Polonius’ advice to his son Laertes)

and from Hamlet himself when he turns playwright to see if his uncle murdered his father “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”

Whilst nothing in this website claims anything like the greatness of the Bard of Avon The Death of Phillip Robertson describes a death of a young Indigenous man in custody. The other play is a lighthearted look at the Howard Government’s industrial relations policies in the tradition of Bertolt Brecht.

Mutual Obligation

A one act play in the tradition of Bertolt Brecht, written circa 2000, Characters Inquisitor John Howard Troubadour Jester (Troubadour and Jester also play the 2 guards) During the play the Jester and/or the Troubadour point to pertinent ‘jot points’ designed to reinforce the Inquisitor’s statements.  These points can be projected by a Power Point […]

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