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Clem Gorman

CLEM GORMAN

  (1942 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Anthony Williams Management  

I was a pioneer in experimental Theatre in Australia, setting up the first non-linear, multi-media performance ensemble in 1969 in Sydney. at Sydney University Dramatic Society in the mid 60s I was a pioneer in bringing absurd Theatre to Australia. My most-performed play a Manual of Trench Warfare was the first Australian play to tackle the issue of homosexuality. In London during the early 1970s I was a pioneer in the development of Performance art. I have had nine plays staged professionally all over Australia, and a couple in usA. Nine non fiction books: about rock music, communal living, Sydney Harbor, Larrikinism, Dramaturgy, Ceremonial Theatre. Taught playwriting at a number of universities and Australian Studies at two American ones including Georgetown University. lived in London during the 70s, worked as Arts administrator. Currently developing film version of my most successful play, a Manual of Trench Warfare, and a novel. I live north of Sydney on the beach with my wife therese.

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below is a list of Clem Gorman's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        All Work And Some Play         Baroque Door, The         Birth Of Space         Bush Man, The         Desire         Desire (1)         Education Game, The         Face From the Street, A         Fine Day For Travelling, A         Fortunate Life, A         Harding Women, The         I Love Your Sailor         Irish Play         It Can Be the Way You Want It To Be         Journey Home, The         Jump For Joy         Last Night-Club, The         Let Me In, I'm A Friend Of the Band         Manual Of Trench Warfare, A         Midnight At the Hotel Sentimental         Mother And Son In A Floral Setting         Motivators, The         Mum, We Love You         My Lady Rock N' Roll         Night In the Arms Of Raeleen, A         Our Lucky Children         Sarfend         Strange Ballad Of Murphy the Surfie, The Memorable Noeleen, And their Adventures Among the Chauffeurs Of Fear, The         Take Away         Terror Australis         there's A Spider In the Corner         Tibetan Butchers, The         To End It All, By the Rugged Brothers         Toyman, The



All Work And Some Play

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3 acts Play/Drama

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Baroque Door, The

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-    1967

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Genre:
Stage play One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Birth Of Space

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Script consists of stage directions only-no dialogue.

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Genre:
Stage play. 1 scene One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Bush Man, The

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Synopsis only.

1st Produced:
-    1962

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3 acts Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Desire

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earlier (different) play has same title.

1st Produced:
-    1982

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Genre:
Stage play. 5 acts. One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Desire (1)

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-    1981

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Genre:
Stage play 2 acts

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Education Game, The

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-    1970

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Genre:
participational play. 1 act.

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Face From the Street, A

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Canberra    1985

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Fine Day For Travelling, A

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-    1982

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Genre:
Stage play 2 acts

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Fortunate Life, A

Synopsis:
a young man's journey through the Outback of Western Australia in the early years of the 20th century. His struggles, the characters he meets, his development and final breakthrough to happiness. Based on a famous book.

Notes:
autobiography by A.B. Facey

1st Produced:
Melbourne Theatre Co, Melbourne    1983

Organisations:
W.a. Theatre Co., State Theatre Sa, Melbourne T.C., others

1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney, 1984   -

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Genre:
epic adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Harding Women, The

Synopsis:
an authoritarian bed-ridden widow struggles for domination over her Scottish housekeeper, once her husband's mistress.

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1st Produced:
Stage Co, Adelaide    1981

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1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney, 1983   0868190624

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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I Love Your Sailor

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London    1976

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Irish Play

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-    1980

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Genre:
Stage play 2 acts

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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It Can Be the Way You Want It To Be

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incomplete

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Genre:
stage play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Journey Home, The

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Adelaide, Australia    1985

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jump For Joy

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Genre:
Stage play One act

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  1c

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Last Night-Club, The

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1st Produced:
-    1986

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1st Published:
Yackandandah series 4, Montmerency, Victoria, 1985   0868050423

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Genre:
Stage play One act

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Let Me In, I'm A Friend Of the Band

Synopsis:
a security steward, on entry at the Stage Door backstage at a rock concert, experiences conflict between his job and his innate sympathy for people without backstage passes.

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Genre:
Lunchtime Play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Manual Of Trench Warfare, A

Synopsis:
In the trenches at Gallipolli during World War 1, two soldiers fight not only the Turkish enemy, but also the military establishment which condemns them.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
State T.C. Of Sa, Adelaide, Australia    1979

Organisations:
South Australia Theatre Company

1st Published:
Sydney : Currency Press, 1979   0868190284

Music:
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Genre:
Drama One act. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Midnight At the Hotel Sentimental

Synopsis:
a fading New Wave rock star slashes his wrists in a chic West London hotel

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Play/Drama

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Mother And Son In A Floral Setting

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by Brian Gorman

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Genre:
Stage play One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Motivators, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
comprises of An Attitude To Service And Cold Canvas

1st Produced:
Sydney    1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Yackandandah series 2, Montmerency, Victoria, 1983   0868050237

Music:
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Genre:
light plays

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mum, We Love You

Synopsis:
A single mum seeks a man, but her children have other ideas. . .

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http://australianplays.org/   -

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Genre:
naturalistic comedy 70 min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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My Lady Rock N' Roll

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1st Produced:
-    1977

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Genre:
3 acts Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Night In the Arms Of Raeleen, A

Night In the Arms Of Raeleen, A
Three men who were once part of a teenage gang hold a reunon: one of them has changed, the others haven't, and this is where the conflict comes from.

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1st Produced:
Playbox Tc, Melbourne    1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Currency Press, Sydney, 1982   0868190624

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Genre:
atire One act

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Our Lucky Children

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-    1979

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Genre:
3 acts Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Sarfend

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by Brian O'Connell

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Genre:
Stage play. 6 scenes. One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Strange Ballad Of Murphy the Surfie, The Memorable Noeleen, And their Adventures Among the Chauffeurs Of Fear, The

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-    1977

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Genre:
Screenplay

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Take Away

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1st Produced:
-    1973

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Genre:
Stage play One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Terror Australis

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1st Produced:
-    1968

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Genre:
Stage Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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there's A Spider In the Corner

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1st Produced:
-    1966

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Genre:
Stage play. 8 scenes. One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Tibetan Butchers, The

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1st Produced:
-    1982

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Genre:
Stage play 2 acts

Parts:
Male:  14            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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To End It All, By the Rugged Brothers

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Genre:
sentimental comedy. Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Toyman, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
incomplete

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-

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Genre:
Stage Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au, http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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