Friday, February 17, 2017

Victoria University Press News

Since its first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1983, the Wellington Summer Shakespeare has become an unmissable annual event, staging some of the liveliest Shakespeare productions performed in New Zealand. Wellington Summer Shakespeare 1983–2017 collects photos, ephemera and memories from some of the plays’ directors to document the evolution of Wellington’s only large-scale, large-cast, outdoor theatre event.

A book launch for Wellington Summer Shakespeare 1983–2017 will be held at Vic Books, Kelburn on Saturday 11 March, 2pm. Actor Michael Galvin will launch the book along with author David Lawrence. All welcome.

This year's Summer Shakespeare is All's Well that Ends Well, directed by Peter Hambleton. Information and tickets are available at

Wellington Summer Shakespeare 1983–2017 by David Lawrence.
pb, $35. Available through
our website and at all good bookshops.

VUP is hard at work getting our 2017 books to the printer. We'll also be publishing a catalogue in early March which will be available to view online and at all good bookshops. In the meantime we've lined up a few gorgeous covers from forthcoming titles.
March, fiction, pb $35–
cover by Rodney Smith
March, poetry, pb $25
cover: The kitchen cooker and shelves above at Mendips, Liverpool childhood home of John Lennon.

© Dennis Gilbert/NTPL
March, poetry, pb $25–
cover image by Valerie Bos
April, music, hb $30
cover image by Peter Peryer
Bill Manhire  riddles
Norman Meehan  music
Hannah Griffin  song
Peter Peryer  photographs

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