Photographs of the Chicago production of Our Country's Good


These three photographs are from the 1990 Chicago production of Our Country’s Good that was staged by Remains Theatre and directed by Amy Morton. It was the American ‘Midwest’ premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s historical play, first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1988.

The photographs depict, in order: Mary Brenham (played by Holly Fulger) and Lieutenant Ralph Clark (played by Si Osborne); Harry Brewer (played by Gerry Becker) and Duckling Smith (played by Patrice Pitman); Mary Brenham.

The photographs were taken by Chicago-based photographer, Steve Leonard.

Full title:
Timberlake Wertenbaker Papers: Vol. CLXXXVIII. Photographs; 1988–1993, n.d.
1900; whole collection 1988–93, Remains Theatre, Chicago
Photograph / Image
Steve Leonard
Usage terms

You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.

Held by
British Library
Add MS 79389

Full catalogue details

Related articles

An introduction to Our Country’s Good

Article by:
Sara Freeman
20th-century theatre, Exploring identity

Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker tells the story of members of the British Navy and convicts in a penal colony putting on a play in 18th-century New South Wales. Sara Freeman examines how Wertenbaker uses the structure of a play within a play to explore themes of colonialism, authority, transgression and the power of narrative.

Directing Our Country’s Good: An interview with Max Stafford-Clark

Article by:
20th-century theatre, Exploring identity

In 1988 Max Stafford-Clark directed the Royal Court Theatre premiere of Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Here, nearly three decades later, the British Library talks to Stafford-Clark about the genesis of the play, his experiences as its director and what it still has to teach us.

Related collection items

Related people

Related works

Our Country's Good

Created by: Timberlake Wertenbaker

Our Country’s Good (1988) overview Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1988 play Our Country’s Good is a ...