Other Plays by Hilary Bell
Bell, Hilary (indigenous Australian playwright, writer for television, film, radio, and opera, 19__-____), “Wolf Lullaby,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, 2002,
© 2002 by Hilary Bell;
• in Hilary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby, revised edition (Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia: Currency Press, 19__), ISBN 0868194956, ISBN 0868196681, 72 pp.;
• script/rights available from Currency Press Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 2287, Strawberry Hills, New South Wales 2012, Australia, telephone +61 2 9319 5877, fax +61 2 9319 3649, http://www.currency.com.au, email@example.com;
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____; _____ (f), _____.
• “Is there an intrinsic evil? Can an innocent also be guilty? ‘Wolf Lullaby’ explores the sources of violence and its legacy upon a family, by examining the killing of a toddler by a nine-year-old girl.” — excerpt from Currency Press catalog sent by Claire Grady, firstname.lastname@example.org, November 25, 2002.
• “Written in response to Prime Minister John Major’s Comment upon the murder of 2 year old James Bolger, ‘We must begin to forgive less and condemn more.’ Bell turns the mirror back on ourselves in this story of a child murderer.”
• See also Peta Tait and Elizabeth Schafer’s Australian Women’s Drama: Texts and Feminisms (Sidney, Australia: Currency Press, 1997), ISBN 0868194972, a survey of Australian women’s writing for theatre from 1971 to 1996; this anthology charts feminist thinking over the past twenty-five years.
• “Written in response to Prime Minister John Major's Comment upon the murder of 2 year old James Bolger, 'We must begin to forgive less and condemn more', Bell turns the mirror back on ourselves in this story of a child murderer. Revised edition.”—Australian Plays, http://www.currency.com.au/plays.htm#PlayHouse, accessed August 16, 2003.
• “Playwright Hilary Bell studied playwriting at NIDA [Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art Playwrights’ Studio], AFTRS [Australian Film, Television and Radio School] and the Julliard School in New York. Her plays include Wolf Lullaby and Fortune. She was recently in Sydney for the world premiere of her new play The Falls produced by the Griffin Theatre Company, directed by John Bell her father and featuring some of Australia's leading actors, including her sister Lucy Bell. The Bell's used to live around the corner from me in Surry Hills. They are a family of people accomplished in the theatre.”—Hilary Bell INTERVIEWED, http://members.ozemail.com.au/~qstage/hil.htm, accessed August 19, 2003.
Australia, Bolger (James Bolger, murder victim), childhood, condemnation, forgiveness, Major (John Major, 1943-____, 50th Prime Minister, 1990-97, Conservative), murder, politics.