Public Figure Profiles

Bruce Mason

Bruce Edward George Mason (28 September 1921 – 31 December 1982) was a significant playwright in New Zealand who wrote 34 plays and influenced the cultural landscape of the country through his contribution to theatre. In 1980, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award, one of the most important playwrighting accolades in New Zealand, is named in his honour. Mason was also an actor, critic, and fiction writer.Mason's most well known play is The End of the Golden Weather, a classic work in New Zealand theatre, which he performed solo more than 500 times in many New Zealand towns. It was made into a feature film directed by Ian Mune in 1991. Another significant play is The Pohutukawa Tree written during the 1950s and 1960s. The Pohutukawa Tree was Mason's first major success and explored Māori and Pākehā themes, a common thread in most of his works. Theatre was an avenue for Mason to highlight social and political issues in New Zealand society. He translated Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard for radio in 1960. His works of solo theatre was collected under the title Bruce Mason Solo (1981) and included The End of the Golden Weather. Published in 1987 was The Healing Arch, a cycle of five plays, including The Pohutukawa Tree and Hongi, which focus on Māori culture post European contact.

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Some of their strengths

Bruce Mason has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Extroverted, Imaginative, Practical, Confident, Energetic, and Passionate.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Bruce Mason is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Bruce Mason well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Bruce Mason as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Bruce Mason is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Bruce Mason tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Bruce Mason's challenges

While Bruce Mason has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Bruce Mason can be Irritable, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Moody, and Blunt.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Bruce Mason's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Bruce Mason must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Bruce Mason is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Bruce Mason also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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