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General Overview of My Plays.
Most of my plays are dramas, including my best known, A Manual of Trench Warfare, set in Gallipoli, and The Harding Women, about women emerging from under the power of a patriarch. I adapted A Fortunate Life for the stage, and also wrote my only comedy, A Night in the Arms of Raeleen. The past looms large in my work, and I have examined war, teenage angst, the Outsider, family hierarchies, and the criminal underworld in The Last Nightclub. My current work examines the corrupting influence of wealth. My plays are naturalistic, but as a critic said, they push the boundaries of naturalism.