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Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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'This is a dual biography, the story of Louis Esson, the distinguished playwright who has been called 'the father of Australian drama', and his wife Hilda, who did her own pioneering in the theatre and in public health. The plays they wrote and performed reflected the drama of their lives: creative angst, intellectual conflict, untimely death, romantic entanglement, jealousy and despair. Yet Peter Fitzpatrick's book is more than a good read.

'As a critical appraisal of Louis Esson's plays and an exploration of the relationships the Essons had with well-known literary and theatrical figures in Australia and overseas, the book is an exploration of a developing Australian culture and identity. It is also about the dynamics of a marriage between two brilliant people, reflecting not only the patterns of gender relationships in their own time, but universal passions and strategies.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Contents:

    Prologue, 1. Bohemia – 2. Ormond – 3. Emerald – 4. Broadway – 5. Bloomsbury – 6. Various Stages – 7. Mallacoota – 8. Carlton – 9. Hawthorn – 10. Various Suburbs – 11. Sydney, 12. Hampton – Epilogue.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Oakleigh, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cambridge University Press , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
At Our Showi"He said he'd thrown out toughs with ease,", Ganesha , 1925 single work poetry humour (p. 235)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Oakleigh, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cambridge University Press , 1995 .
      6361523579639496076.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 395p.
      Description: illus; bibl; portrait: Louis Esson (cover and text), Katharine Susannah Prichard, Dymphna Cusack, Frank Dalby Davison, Vance Palmer, Nettie Palmer, E.J. Brady, John Dale. Photos of performances.
      Note/s:
      • Published December 1995
      ISBN: 9780521456449

Works about this Work

Untitled Allan Gardiner , single work review
— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Elizabeth Shafer , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 13 no. 2 1998; (p. 130-131)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Delyse Ryan , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 52 1997; (p. 171-172)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Split Stage Mary Lord , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , March vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Richard Fotheringham , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 28 1996; (p. 200-203)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Portrait of a Marriage: Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Pierce , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 178 1996; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Veronica Kelly , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 17 no. 4 1996; (p. 411-415)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography ; Stephen Sewell : The Playwright as Revolutionary Peter Fitzpatrick 1991 single work criticism biography ; Sumner Locke Elliott 'Writing Life' : A Biography Sharon Clarke 1996 single work biography
Intellectual Pioneers of Melbourne Patsy Poppenbeek , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 145 1996; (p. 81-82)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Biographical Blokiness Humphrey McQueen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , [vol.7 no.6], December-January (1995-1996) 1995; (p. 84-86)

— Review of No Casual Traveller : Hartley Grattan and Australia-US Connections Laurie Hergenhan 1995 single work criticism biography ; The Push : an impressionist memoir Judy Ogilvie 1995 single work novel ; Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography ; In Search of Steele Rudd : Author of the Classic Dad and Dave Stories Richard Fotheringham 1995 single work biography
Veneereal Disease John McCallum , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 November 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Pioneering Life of Pioneering Player Maurice Dunlevy , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 December 1995; (p. C13)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Biographical Blokiness Humphrey McQueen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , [vol.7 no.6], December-January (1995-1996) 1995; (p. 84-86)

— Review of No Casual Traveller : Hartley Grattan and Australia-US Connections Laurie Hergenhan 1995 single work criticism biography ; The Push : an impressionist memoir Judy Ogilvie 1995 single work novel ; Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography ; In Search of Steele Rudd : Author of the Classic Dad and Dave Stories Richard Fotheringham 1995 single work biography
Veneereal Disease John McCallum , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 November 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Pioneering Life of Pioneering Player Maurice Dunlevy , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 December 1995; (p. C13)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Split Stage Mary Lord , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , March vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Richard Fotheringham , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 28 1996; (p. 200-203)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Portrait of a Marriage: Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Pierce , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 178 1996; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Veronica Kelly , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 17 no. 4 1996; (p. 411-415)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography ; Stephen Sewell : The Playwright as Revolutionary Peter Fitzpatrick 1991 single work criticism biography ; Sumner Locke Elliott 'Writing Life' : A Biography Sharon Clarke 1996 single work biography
Intellectual Pioneers of Melbourne Patsy Poppenbeek , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 145 1996; (p. 81-82)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Delyse Ryan , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 52 1997; (p. 171-172)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Allan Gardiner , single work review
— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography
Untitled Elizabeth Shafer , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 13 no. 2 1998; (p. 130-131)

— Review of Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson Peter Fitzpatrick 1995 single work biography

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