Joanna Murray-Smith on ‘fixing’ her best-known play Honour: ‘You have to make a judgment call’

Joanna Murray-Smith on ‘fixing’ her best-known play Honour: ‘You have to make a judgment call’

The Guardian

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The Melbourne playwright discovered that when it comes to gender equality, some things never change

When Joanna Murray-Smith wrote Honour 25 years ago, she believed the play had an in-built obsolescence.

The themes – ambition, sacrifice, infidelity, sexual control and the casual cruelty of youth – were, of course, timeless. But the way in which her four characters thrash out these issues, with all their inherent assumptions and contradictions, meant Honour would be a play that would have to remain firmly set in the 1990s.

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