Ken Healey

Ken Healey reviewed plays for the Fairfax Press in Canberra and Sydney for twenty-five years, from 1972. For the past twenty years, he has taught playwriting at NIDA, as Literary Manager.

Ken Healey reviews 'Contemporary Australian Drama' by Leonard Radic

October 2006, no. 285 01 October 2006
Ken Healey reviews 'Contemporary Australian Drama' by Leonard Radic
When Prince Hamlet cried ‘The play’s the thing’, he was about to use a performance of The Mousetrap to demonstrate a point central to his purpose: he intended to ‘catch the conscience of the king’. Nearly 400 years later, British playwright David Hare endorsed and expanded Hamlet’s utilitarian approach, writing: ‘Indeed, if you want to understand the social history of Britain since t ... (read more)