Willy-Wagtails by Moonlight single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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Patrick White and Film Elizabeth Webby , Margaret Harris , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'2011 saw the release of The Eye of the Storm, the first adaptation to the screen of one of Patrick White’s novels. There had been earlier attempts, in particular the long-running saga of Voss, seemingly as doomed to failure as the explorer’s own quest. White’s interest in the theatre was paralleled by his interest in film; he knew that adaptations could boost an author’s reputation and sales. Manuscripts in the National Library of Australia’s White papers reveal that he wrote adaptations of several of his short stories as early as 1963. He did not manage to sell any of these but collaboration with director Jim Sharman in the 1970s led to the production of White’s screenplay of his story ‘The Night, the Prowler’. Inspired by this, White wrote several original screenplays that were never filmed. ‘Monkey Puzzle’, intended as a full-length film, sends up the Australian literary scene as well as Australian films of the period. The shorter 'Kidults' also includes a parody of the film version of My Brilliant Career. (Author's abstract)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
The Burnt Ones Robert T. Robertson , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of contemporary literature, vol. 2 1977; (p. 984-986)
Six Short Stories by Patrick White Sylvia Butts , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Makar , 19 June no. 15 1963; (p. 32-37)
Sarsaparilla in Solferinto Clement Semmler , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June vol. 1 no. 8 1962; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Willy-Wagtails by Moonlight Patrick White 1962 single work short story ; Being Kind to Titina Patrick White 1962 single work short story ; The Letters Patrick White 1962 single work short story
Sarsaparilla in Solferinto Clement Semmler , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June vol. 1 no. 8 1962; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Willy-Wagtails by Moonlight Patrick White 1962 single work short story ; Being Kind to Titina Patrick White 1962 single work short story ; The Letters Patrick White 1962 single work short story
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
The Burnt Ones Robert T. Robertson , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of contemporary literature, vol. 2 1977; (p. 984-986)
Six Short Stories by Patrick White Sylvia Butts , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Makar , 19 June no. 15 1963; (p. 32-37)
Patrick White and Film Elizabeth Webby , Margaret Harris , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'2011 saw the release of The Eye of the Storm, the first adaptation to the screen of one of Patrick White’s novels. There had been earlier attempts, in particular the long-running saga of Voss, seemingly as doomed to failure as the explorer’s own quest. White’s interest in the theatre was paralleled by his interest in film; he knew that adaptations could boost an author’s reputation and sales. Manuscripts in the National Library of Australia’s White papers reveal that he wrote adaptations of several of his short stories as early as 1963. He did not manage to sell any of these but collaboration with director Jim Sharman in the 1970s led to the production of White’s screenplay of his story ‘The Night, the Prowler’. Inspired by this, White wrote several original screenplays that were never filmed. ‘Monkey Puzzle’, intended as a full-length film, sends up the Australian literary scene as well as Australian films of the period. The shorter 'Kidults' also includes a parody of the film version of My Brilliant Career. (Author's abstract)
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