y Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly / The Tatty Hollow Story : Two Plays selected work   drama   musical theatre  
  • Author: Dorothy Hewett http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hewett-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 1976 1976
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Notes

  • Dedication: To my sister Dessie who shared The Crystal Palace.
  • Epigraph: 'This stage, he said, is eternal. Even death is subject to these lights. ... This stage, he said, is Truth - never in living but here, here, all felt things are permitted to speak.' Robert Duncan - The Venice Poem

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Methuen Drama , 1976 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly, Dorothy Hewett , 1972 single work musical theatre
A musical look back at the 1930s, Bon-bons and Roses for Dolly is set in the Crystal Palace movie theatre, now a left-over dream factory, where for almost all of her life Dolly has sought consolation from the world at the sleazy alter of Hollywood. Dolly's life has also seen her surrounded by several symbolic female figures: Mary Corker, the strong intellectual grandmother who represents emotional sterility; Dolly's mother, Maddy, the older victim-dreamer without province; and Ollie Pullett, described by Hewett in her 1979 Hecate article as both the 'indomitable survivor and the final apotheosis of lower middle class suburbia... the voice of commonsense gone berserk' ('Creating Heroines' p77). When Dolly's dream world finally crumbles she finds herself middle aged, searching desperately in the blackened mirror of the old suburban fleapit for the ghost of the girl she once was. The reality is too much for her and she shoots herself during a re-run of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
(p. 1-67)
The Tatty Hollow Story, Dorothy Hewett , 1974 single work drama (p. 69-151)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Privileged, Authentic, Transcendent, Arcane: Limits of Naturalism in Some Contemporary Australian Plays Judith Barbour , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 37 no. 1 1977; (p. 77-92)
Untitled Geoff Page , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 February 1977; (p. 15)

— Review of Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly / The Tatty Hollow Story : Two Plays Dorothy Hewett 1976 selected work drama musical theatre
Plays of Hewett and Sherman 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , October-November vol. 1 no. 3 1976; (p. 56)

— Review of Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly / The Tatty Hollow Story : Two Plays Dorothy Hewett 1976 selected work drama musical theatre ; This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett 1967 single work drama
Plays of Hewett and Sherman 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , October-November vol. 1 no. 3 1976; (p. 56)

— Review of Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly / The Tatty Hollow Story : Two Plays Dorothy Hewett 1976 selected work drama musical theatre ; This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett 1967 single work drama
Untitled Geoff Page , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 February 1977; (p. 15)

— Review of Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly / The Tatty Hollow Story : Two Plays Dorothy Hewett 1976 selected work drama musical theatre
Privileged, Authentic, Transcendent, Arcane: Limits of Naturalism in Some Contemporary Australian Plays Judith Barbour , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 37 no. 1 1977; (p. 77-92)
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