I initially assumed, like most people, that both the 1975 Peter Weir movie and the 1967 Joan Lindsay novel on which it was based derived from a true story: that three schoolgirls and a teacher really did disappear during a Valentine’s Day excursion in 1900 to a volcanic rock in the hinterland of Victoria.
By a strange quirk of fate, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s 80-year-old novel opens in the same week as the revival of her own 20-year-old play, Frozen. Both works deal with murderous criminality but their outlook could hardly be more different. Where Greene believes in pure evil, Lavery suggests that violent cruelty is often the result of cerebral damage. But how, I wondered, could she possibly square her views with those of Greene?
First seen 20 years ago, Bryony Lavery’s play has lost none of its power to shock. That is as it should be, since it asks us to examine the nature of a man who preys on and kills young girls. But an astute production by Jonathan Munby and a highly accomplished cast, made up of Suranne Jones from TV’s Doctor Foster, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya, ensures that we look beyond the immediate horror of the situation to ask questions about society’s, and our own, instinctive hunger for retribution.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".