Greg McGee (1239 words)

  • Christina Stachurski (University of Canterbury)

Greg McGee's major achievements are two-fold. His first and most significant play, Foreskin's Lament (1981) gave voice to widespread preoccupations at a time of huge social and cultural change in New Zealand. Since then, a considerable body of writing for television and film reflects McGee's continued interest in documenting and exploring social issues and cultural shifts.

In 1950, McGee was born to working class parents in Oamaru. He was educated at Waitaki Boys' High School and the University of Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 1972. While at university, McGee was selected to play rugby for Otago and went on to be a junior All Black and All Black trialist, thus gaining the experience to write expertly …

Stachurski, Christina. "Greg McGee". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 September 2006
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