Always My Sister, by Michelanne Forster, (Holloway Press, 2013), handset letterpress edition of 50 copies, $150.
Michelanne Forster’s play Always My Sister, published in November 2013 by The Holloway Press in Auckland and scheduled for its first production at The Basement Theatre in Auckland in 2014, is based on the murder of Hannah and Robert Snow and their baby daughter Mary by Joseph Burns. The murder took place in what is now Devonport, at a time when, as Joseph Burns himself is given to say in the play, Auckland was ‘a handful of soldiers, a few houses made of sticks, natives, liquor and whores’ (p9). The play opens in 1843; the murder took place in October 1847. [Read more…]