Yamashita (1977)

Part of contact sheet from photo shoot for "Yamashita". William Gluth as the Janitor, Malcolm Robertson as Chow, Yasuhiko Uchida as Yamashita. Photographer: Unknown

Yamashita (1977)

By Roger Pulvers

01 December 1977 – 18 December 1977 La Mama

Hoopla Theatre Foundation,

Theatre - Spoken Word Historical

Originally workshopped at the 1977 National Playwright's Conference. Set in a Japanese language classroom, the play centres around the relationship between a tyrannical Hawaiian teacher and his silent pupil, Yamashita, who shares the same name as the Japanese general responsible for planning the invasion of Australia during World War II (and who was subsequently executed by the the American forces).

The production toured to Canberra in November 1979 with some cast changes.


Roger Pulvers