Issue Details: First known date: 1944 1944
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Described by contemporary newspapers as 'a play in verse expressive of the feelings and reflections of a young soldier travelling in a troop-train which passes, en route, through town ships and scenes familiar to him: in everyday life. The lines of the choruses, as rendered onomatopoetically'.

Source:

'A Radio Play', West Australian, 17 March 1945, p.3.

Notes

  • Dedication: To my wife.
  • A play in verse.

Production Details

  • The earliest production traced so far is 15 November 1945, although newspaper reports suggest that it was produced for radio before publication in book form.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Mulga Publications , 1944 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio : Preface, George Landen Dann , 1944 single work criticism (p. vii-ix)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1944 .
      Extent: 8 leavesp.
      Description: Typescript (photocopy).
      Note/s:
      • Handwritten emendations.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts
      Local Id: H1777
  • Appears in:
    y Western Australian Writing : An Online Anthology John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003 Z1075006 2003 anthology poetry autobiography biography correspondence essay extract prose short story Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003

Works about this Work

Radio Drama : The Australian Experience Rodney Pybus , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radio Drama 1981; (p. 244-259)
Broadcasting and Australian Literature John Thompson , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Australia 1966; (p. 89-116)
Drama in Sydney Leslie Rees , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 17 no. 1 1945; (p. 126-127)
Drama Chronicle Leslie Rees , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1945; (p. 210-211)
Fill the Fife! 1945 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 66 no. 3395 1945; (p. 2)

— Review of Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio Alexander Turner 1944 single work radio play
Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio : Preface George Landen Dann , 1944 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio 1944; (p. vii-ix)
Fill the Fife! 1945 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 66 no. 3395 1945; (p. 2)

— Review of Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio Alexander Turner 1944 single work radio play
Radio Drama : The Australian Experience Rodney Pybus , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radio Drama 1981; (p. 244-259)
Drama in Sydney Leslie Rees , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 17 no. 1 1945; (p. 126-127)
Broadcasting and Australian Literature John Thompson , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Australia 1966; (p. 89-116)
Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio : Preface George Landen Dann , 1944 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Stages : A Play in Verse for Radio 1944; (p. vii-ix)
Drama Chronicle Leslie Rees , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1945; (p. 210-211)
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