y Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert single work   drama   - Three acts
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Adaptations

y Capricornia Ruth Carter , United Kingdom (UK) : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , 1997 8140521 1997 single work radio play

'Norman Shillingsworth, sophisticated and city-educated, returns to the tough Northern Territory where he grew up. But the top end of Australia in 1929 is raw, uncompromising and riddled with prejudices.'

Source:

Radio Times, 13 March 1997, p.115.

Notes

  • Sound recording available.

Production Details

    • First produced by Company B at the Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, 23 April 1988.
    • Toured Queensland and the Northern Territory.
    • Performed at The Playhouse, Adelaide, South Australia 8 September 1990
    • Performed by the Eora Centre of Visual and Performing Arts in Sydney from 27 to29 November 2003.
    • Performed at York Theatre, Chippendale, New South Wales 27 May 2006

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press ; Belvoir Street Theatre , 1988 .
      Extent: 99p.
      ISBN: 0868192104
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 June 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
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— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 July no. 230 2000; (p. 29)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
y The Theatre of Louis Nowra Veronica Kelly , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 1998 Z543914 1998 single work criticism
The Bell Tolls Again for Man of the Stage Richard Waller , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 June 1995; (p. 22)
No Herbert Eric Waite , 1995 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 July 1995; (p. 12)
QUT-Arts Trust's Staging of Capricornia a Triumph Richard Waller , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 June 1995; (p. 25)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
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— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Celebrate 1988? : Australian Drama in the Bicenntenial Year Joanne Tompkins , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 11 1994; (p. 103-112)
Monumental Moments: Michael Gow's 1841, Stephen Sewell's Hate, Louis Nowra's Capricornia and Australia's Bicentenary Helen Gilbert , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 24 1994; (p. 29-45)
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— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 1990; (p. 13)
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— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 October vol. 112 no. 5742 1990; (p. 110)

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— Appears in: The Age , 13 July 1990; (p. 14)

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— Appears in: The Australian , 9 October 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
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— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 26 October vol. 57 no. 6 1990; (p. 29)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
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— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 81 1990; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
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— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 14 October 1990; (p. 42)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
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— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 68)

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— Appears in: The Australian , 11 September 1990; (p. 12)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Traumatic Voyage of Self-Discovery Peter Weiniger , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Straight to the Heart of Real Cultural Conflicts Mark Hopkins , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 June 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Australia Examined Alison Croggon , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 October vol. 112 no. 5742 1990; (p. 110)

— Review of Away Michael Gow 1986 single work drama ; Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
The MTC Homes In Mike Daly , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 July 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of A Stretch of the Imagination Jack Hibberd 1971 single work drama ; Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama ; On Top of the World Michael Gow 1986 single work drama
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— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 6 May 1988; (p. wkd 11)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Elemental Australia - Behind the Veneer Michael Barnes , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 May 1988; (p. 119)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Hybrid with an Identity Problem Angela Bennie , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 April 1988;

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Powerful, Beautiful, Compelling Bob Evans , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 April 1988; (p. 10)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Rambling Tale Wanders Off Peter Craven , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 October 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Sprawling Tableau of the "Top End" David Bernstein , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 26 October vol. 57 no. 6 1990; (p. 29)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Unhappy Wanderings Murray Bramwell , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 81 1990; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Vehicle Enhanced by Actors Helen Thomson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 14 October 1990; (p. 42)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
QUT-Arts Trust's Staging of Capricornia a Triumph Richard Waller , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 June 1995; (p. 25)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Do the Monster Smash Veronica Kelly , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 June 1995; (p. 12)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Xavier Herbert's Capricornia Condensed? Alexandra S. Cromwell , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 68)

— Review of Louis Nowra 1987 anthology criticism biography ; Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Landmark in the North Brian Hoad , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 May vol. 110 no. 5618 1988; (p. 113)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Untitled Gerry Turcotte , 1989-1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October/April no. 15-16 1989-1990; (p. 189-191)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Walking a Fine Line in Robust Resolution Peter Ward , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 September 1990; (p. 12)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Traumatic Voyage of Self-Discovery Peter Weiniger , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
Untitled 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 July no. 230 2000; (p. 29)

— Review of Capricornia : From the Novel by Xavier Herbert Louis Nowra 1988 single work drama
The Hot Seat : Wesley Enoch Angela Bennie , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 May 2006; (p. 4-5)
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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 June 1988; (p. 30)
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— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 1990; (p. 13)
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Celebrate 1988? : Australian Drama in the Bicenntenial Year Joanne Tompkins , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 11 1994; (p. 103-112)
It's all in the Imagination Candida Baker , 1988 single work biography criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 2 July 1988; (p. 12)
The Bell Tolls Again for Man of the Stage Richard Waller , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 June 1995; (p. 22)
No Herbert Eric Waite , 1995 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 July 1995; (p. 12)
Monumental Moments: Michael Gow's 1841, Stephen Sewell's Hate, Louis Nowra's Capricornia and Australia's Bicentenary Helen Gilbert , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 24 1994; (p. 29-45)
y The Theatre of Louis Nowra Veronica Kelly , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 1998 Z543914 1998 single work criticism
Last amended 17 Feb 2016 09:05:26
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Country towns,
Settings:
  • 1930s
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