Blood and Honour
Other Plays by Alex Harding
Harding, Alex (Anglo-Australian playwright, baritone saxophonist, performer, songwriter, writer, b. ____-____), Blood and Honour,
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, Australia, 1990,
© 1990 by Alex Harding;
in Australian Gay and Lesbian Plays, edited by Bruce Parr (Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia: Currency Press, 1996), ISBN 0868194557, a celebration of gay and lesbian sexuality and its diversity in Australian theatre, including Sandra Shotlander's "Is That You Nancy?" (1 Act-2f, Margaret Fischer's "The Gay Divorcee" (1 Act-1f), Eva Johnson's "What Do They Call Me?" (1 Act-3f), Alison Lyssa's Pinball (2 Acts-4m6f, plus extras), Peter Kenna's "Mates" (1 Act-3m1f), Michael Gow's "Furious" (1 Act-7m9f, doubling possible, plus extras, Michael Gow), Clem Gorman's "A Manual of Trench Warfare" (1 Act-5m), and Alex Harding's "Blood and Honour" (1 Act-2m1f);
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Colin (m), __, a white Australian; Michael (m), __, an Asian guy; _____ (f), __, _____.
"Racism and homophobia are explored in the relationship between Colin a white Australian and Michael an Asain [sic] guy."Alex Harding - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays, http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsH/harding-alex.html#15483, accessed September 22, 2008.
Premiered at the Mardi Gras Festival 1990 and winner of the 1990 Human Rights Award for Drama.
One of Australia's treasures is queer playwright, songwriter, and performer Alex Harding, who for over 25 years has been contributing his own brand of gay musicals to the culture. A compilation CD called "Just One More and Then I'll Go" was released in 1996 covering his career, and from it I've chosen two tracks, the wistful "Perfect Stranger" from his 1991 show "Beauty and the Beat" and from 1978, from a show called "Double Exposure" is the bittersweet song "There's Nothing Like a Fairy to Make Sure the Party's Gay." The compilation CD is very hard to find, and I only got my copy by finally tracking down Harding himself, who was very gracious to send me a copy.August 2006 - Songs I've Been Meaning to Play, http://www.queermusicheritage.us/aug2006c.html, accessed September __, 2008.
"Alex Harding was a founding member of England's Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company in 1975. He was also part of The Bloolips radical drag troupe before coming to Australia in 1984. As a writer and playwright he has written 'Blood and Honour' . . . . ; The Life and Times of Hanky Bannister; Three, The Reunion and Surry Hills, 2010."Currency Press - Search, http://www.currency.com.au/search.aspx, accessed September 22, 2008.