It seems, nothing has really changed since our Sergeant Simmonds in the play by David Williamson. Summary, Theme, Analysis You are here: Without a clear motive, in some ways accidental, the murder of Kenny need not have taken place, and the inexplicable ritual of brutality in which the policemen engaged cannot have much logic behind it.
Endemic corruption meets the simply innocent. His grasp of the rhythms of the Australian voice in its various class accents is pretty much without peer. Characters[ edit ] There are six characters in the play.
Throughout the play, he is depicted as a naive and inexperienced officer despite coming from an educated background.
Shoot his bloody head off. Tradition plays a very important part in The Club. Mr Atwell, is blessed with a famously comic opportunity in the writing, and captures that with a little too much relaxed ease, for me.
His clients, usually victims of circumstances, are in desperate need of help. Attitudes towards commercialism are also explored in The Club.
Such anti-authoritarian attitudes can be in some ways regarded as typically Australian.
For example, all of the characters in The Club except Ted are of the belief that it is unacceptable for a man to commit acts of physical violence against a woman.
Kenny agrees, but after a few moments, he suddenly falls on the floor and dies. Like Simmonds, Kate has been unfaithful to her partner on numerous occasions. Ross and Simmonds are alerted to his presence when he lights a cigarette. This play as well, deals with many Australian attitudes, many of which are very accurate representations of the attitudes held by the majority of Australians.
Victims still do not speak out, for fear of further harassment, which has recently been shown by shown by testimony to the Royal Commission into Police Corruption.
The play ends with the two policemen desperately punching each other. He is a chauvinistic hypocrite who has no respect for women, including his own wife and daughter. It was a startling window into the sexist, violent and corrupt societal milieu of the times. But none of his other plays are as stark or as confrontational as The Removalist.
One of the main issues explored in The Removalists is that of police brutality.
Should not be missed. I think it is easily his best play, and that is really saying something as he has an impressive body of work.The Removalists: Summary. Topics: Violence, David Williamson’s play, The Removalists, confronts the negative issues of society circa ’s, which remains relevant to David Pelzer’s novella circa ’s, A Child Called It.
Both texts value the clear universal issues still prevalent in contemporary society today including the abuse. In his play The Club, David Williamson presents numerous Australian attitudes of the s. However, many of these attitudes are still relevant and fairly accurate representations of Australian attitudes in the s, although some of course have changed somewhat over the time since the play was.
by David Williamson The Play Characters: I believe that 'The Removalists' should be shown at Sydney Theatre's new season show, because it is a great original Australian play by David Williamson. This play expresses themes strong themes, some of which don't get shown in many films or plays anymore, such as abuse of authority, violence, sexism and abuse against women.
In spite of its absurdist elements, The Removalists is a realistic play structurally. This quality heightens the action, so that what takes place—the senseless, fatal beating of a man—appears to be altogether natural within the course of events.
Even the violent action occurs for the most part onstage. THE REMOVALISTS is a play by David Williamson written in This was one of the very first big blasts of the, then new, experience of seeing contemporary Australians on stage.
It was a startling window into the sexist, violent and corrupt societal milieu of the times. THE REMOVALISTS A PLAY BY DAVID WILLIAMSON essays"The Removalists" is widely thought to be Australia's most acknowledged plays and it has created a very disputatious and a very "Australian" glance of Australian society during the early 's.Download