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By Thompson, Mervyn
An adaptation for the theatre by Mervyn Thompson of John A. Lee's powerful novel. First published in 1934, the novel is based on Lee's early life which saw him work in factories, on farms and serve time in prosion. He became a prominent Labour Party politician betwen the wars bef ...
The largest volume of plays published in the southern hemisphere. Thompson writes: "This volume is, to some extent, a culminating point of my dramatic writing. I hope it represents a shared vision and not just a voice crying in the dark."
The author tells, in diary form, the trials and tribulations attending the performances of Coaltown Blues, a solo play that played 114 times in NZ towns and cities from 1984 to 1988,
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