• Author: Geoff Page http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/page-geoff
Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006
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A romantic comedy-in-verse about a couple's late-life love affair that playfully uses the conventions of screenwriting. - from back cover

Notes

  • Novel in verse form.
  • Prequel to Coda for Shirley.

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Works about this Work

The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Untitled William Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Spring no. 8 2007; (p. 60)

— Review of Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel
Poetry : A Survey of Verse Novels Rebecca Edwards , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 111 2007; (p. 57-60)

— Review of Jack Judy Johnson 2006 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; The Barrier Range: A Journey to Broken Hill: Burke and Wills Ray Liversidge 2006 single work novel
'So You Make a Shadow' : Australian Poetry in Review 2006-2007 Lyn McCredden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 81-98)

— Review of Vertigo (a Cantata) Jordie Albiston 2007 selected work poetry ; All the Time in the World Dennis Haskell 2006 selected work poetry ; The Escape Sonnets and Other Poetry Brian Edwards 2006 selected work poetry ; Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954 to 2005 Bruce Dawe 2006 selected work poetry ; Ocean Island Julian Croft 2006 selected work poetry ; I'm Not Racist, But... : A Collection of Social Observations Anita Heiss 2007 selected work poetry ; Excess Baggage and Claim Terry Jaensch Cyril Wong 2007 selected work poetry ; The Passion Paintings : Poems 1983-2006 Aileen Kelly 2006 selected work poetry ; Typewriter Music David Malouf 2007 selected work poetry ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; A Difficult Faith : Poems Mark Reid 2006 selected work poetry ; A Paddock in His Head Brendan Ryan 2007 selected work poetry ; The City of Empty Rooms Thomas Shapcott 2006 selected work poetry ; Helen of Troy and Other Poems Dimitris Tsaloumas 2007 selected work poetry ; The Incoming Tide Petra White 2007 selected work poetry
Untitled Paul Sutton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 293 2007; (p. 63)

— Review of Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 January 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel
From One-Eyed Jack to a Grand Cadenza Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 February 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Jack Judy Johnson 2006 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 February 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel
Tall Tales and True in Chapter and Verse Peter Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 2 no. 4 2007; (p. 12-13, 27)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter 2007 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel
'Australian poets are leading a revival of the ancient art of the verse novel, a genre as user-friendly as movies that deserves a wider readership.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled Paul Sutton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 293 2007; (p. 63)

— Review of Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page 2006 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

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