Other Resources

roocgposterThe texts we are working from are:

  • Our Country’s Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Methuen Student Edition, 1995
  • The Recruiting Officer” by George Farquhar, edited by John Ross, New Mermaids, 2nd edition, 1991
  • A key text (especially for directors) is Max Stafford-Clark’s very personal and fascinating account of the Royal Court Theatre’s preparation of both plays in 1988:”Letters to George“, Nick Hern Books, 1997
  • “Our Country’s Good” is based on:”The Playmaker” by Thomas Keneally, Sceptre, 1988
  • Also of interest:”The Playmaker – Thomas Keneally: A Students Guide“, Donhan Books, 1999
  • The key text for historical background to “Our Country’s Good” is “The Fatal Shore” by Robert Hughes, Harvill Press 1997, Pan Books Ltd 1988
  • A website about Farquhar and his works. Thanks to Walt at the Moonstruck Bookstore for this link