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Inheritance is an acclaimed 2003 Australian theatrical production by Hannie Rayson. The play introduces us to a large, extended family made up of senile patriarch Farley Hamilton; his wife, Dibs; their children William and Julia; Julia's son, Felix, and Farley and Dib's adopted aboriginal son, Nugget. Their relatives are Girlie, Dib's twin sister; Lyle, Girlie's son; Maureen, his wife, and their daughters, Ashley and Brianna. A disturbing, highly realistic piece of work, it makes the reader gradually realise that our first assumptions of the major characters, are in fact, wrong, and the reveal at the end of the play shows just how far human beings will go in their pursuit of money.Past characters, such as a young Girlie and Dibs and their grandfather, Norm, occasionally make appearances.
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