Kōrero: Plays and playwrights

The pohutukawa tree, 1956

This 1983 Kaleidoscope documentary describes the evolution of Bruce Mason's groundbreaking 1956 play, The pohutukawa tree. Richard Campion, director of its first production in Wellington, theatre critic Ralph McAllister and actor Charles Walker describe how both they and the audience responded to the play. For most, it was the first time they had seen a powerful and realistic depiction of their society on stage. 

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Plays of the mid- and later 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/43951/the-pohutukawa-tree-1956 (accessed 2 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Murray Edmond, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014