Foreskin's Lament

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Price Milburn, 1981 - Men - 96 pages
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One of the most successful and well-known New Zealand plays is also compelling reading on the page. The power, humour and irony of the language all serve to illustrate a penetrating analysis of New Zealand society, as seen through the lens of sport.

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I struggled to get through this. Too scattered not enough plot. But I do enjoy the title. Read full review

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I was introduced to this play in my first year at varsity and did not understand the significance. After experiencing Rugby and small town life I realises how important the ideas in this play are. I ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

Greg McGee is a New Zealand writer who was born in 1950 in Oamaru. He graduated from the University of Otago with a law degree in 1972. In 1980 his first play, Foreskin's Lament, a drama set in rugby changing rooms and at the after-match party, became an immediate success. The play shows the player nicknamed "Foreskin" and his attempt to fit in with university liberals and with rugby-playing conservatives. His other works include Tooth and Claw, Out in the Cold, Cut and Run and Slaughter Falls. In 2015 his title The Antipodeans made the New Zealand Best Seller List.

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