y Yeast : A Play in One Act single work   drama   - One act
Issue Details: First known date: 1930-1939 1930-1939
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The story of the play shows how the daughter of a family, who has more imagination and taste than the rest, is thwarted by her drab surroundings. The father at last determines to spend some money in making the place more attractive, but his decision is too late.'

Source: 'Australian Plays,' The Brisbane Courier, 24 May 1930, p.22.

Notes

  • Awarded the principal prize in connection with the competition for the best one-act Australian play organised by the Community Playhouse.

    Source: "Australian Plays," The Brisbane Courier, 24 May 1930, p.22.

Production Details

  • First performed at the Community Playhouse, Forbes St, Darlinghurst, May 1930.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      ca. 1930 .
      Extent: 15 l.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts

Works about this Work

The Community Playhouse Tournament Anne Dorr , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 17 June vol. 2 no. 6 1930; (p. 166)

— Review of Yeast : A Play in One Act Llywelyn Lucas 1930-1939 single work drama
Dorr gives an overview of the 'one-act play tournament' that saw the performance of seventeen new Australian plays before four judges (Bedford, Constance Stephens, S.R. Irving and Raymond Firth). The four finalists were performed before event patron Sir Mungo MacCallum. Gustavus Ward's Dexterity was awarded the prize for the play of the most literary merit. Llewelyn Lucas' Yeast was awarded the prize for the best stage play. The prize for the best acting group was awarded to the cast of 'Sacrifice', a play by Clif Peir. Article includes background on the origins and aspirations of the Community Playhouse. Dorr writes : 'This tiny Sydney David stands against the Goliath of American influence from Hollywood.'
Australian Plays : Llywelyn Lucas's Success 1930 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 24 May 1930; (p. 22)

— Review of Yeast : A Play in One Act Llywelyn Lucas 1930-1939 single work drama
Australian Plays : Miss Tennant's Competition 1930 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 May 1930; (p. 6)
The Community Playhouse Tournament Anne Dorr , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 17 June vol. 2 no. 6 1930; (p. 166)

— Review of Yeast : A Play in One Act Llywelyn Lucas 1930-1939 single work drama
Dorr gives an overview of the 'one-act play tournament' that saw the performance of seventeen new Australian plays before four judges (Bedford, Constance Stephens, S.R. Irving and Raymond Firth). The four finalists were performed before event patron Sir Mungo MacCallum. Gustavus Ward's Dexterity was awarded the prize for the play of the most literary merit. Llewelyn Lucas' Yeast was awarded the prize for the best stage play. The prize for the best acting group was awarded to the cast of 'Sacrifice', a play by Clif Peir. Article includes background on the origins and aspirations of the Community Playhouse. Dorr writes : 'This tiny Sydney David stands against the Goliath of American influence from Hollywood.'
Australian Plays : Llywelyn Lucas's Success 1930 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 24 May 1930; (p. 22)

— Review of Yeast : A Play in One Act Llywelyn Lucas 1930-1939 single work drama
Australian Plays : Miss Tennant's Competition 1930 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 May 1930; (p. 6)
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