Barry Oakley and the Satiric Mode


Barry Oakley's name has become associated in Melbourne during the late '60's and early 70's with the new playwrights, David Williamson, John Romeril, Jack Hibberd and Alexander Buzo. He has appeared on the lecture platform with Buzo. He and Williamson have both written about a figure which became identified as Stork in the film of that name starring Bruce Spence. John Romeril has written the script for a film of Barry Oakley's novel, A Salute to the Great McCarthy. In January, 1975, Jack Hibberd directed Oakley's new play, 'Bedfellows,' at the Pram Factory, Carlton, using as Carol Cummins the actress, Fay Mokotow, who took the role of Rene in his own 'Dimboola' in the same co-operative theatre.

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Published 1 May 1975 in Volume 7 No. 1. Subjects: Australian drama, Autobiographical writing, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Satire.

Cite as: Watson, Betty L.. ‘Barry Oakley and the Satiric Mode.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 1975, doi: 10.20314/als.e81a11c15a.