y The Gipsy Dancer and Early Poems selected work   poetry  
Note: with MA students from the School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales Note: With illustrations by the author.
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Dorothy Hewett, renowned Australian playwright and poet, grew up on a huge wheat and sheep farm in Western Australia. Her rural surroundings nurtured a rich imaginative life, recorded in poetry and in her first play The Gipsy Dancer. These previously unpublished works reveal her early dramatic flair and her youthful commitment to the world of words, with a subject matter surprisingly different from much of her later writing. (Publisher's blurb)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Juvenilia Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dorothy Hewett the Young Playwright, Jeffrey Dawson , 2009 single work biography (p. xli-xlix)
Introduction : Dorothy Hewett's Early Writings, Christine Alexander , 2009 single work biography (p. xiii-xl)
The Gipsy Dancer : A Play, Dorothy Hewett , 1934 single work drama (p. 2-17)
Gipsy Dreamsi"When I am so quietly sleeping", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 2-3)
The Charm of the Woodlandsi"It is made from glittering stardust", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 19)
Fairies in the Gardeni"Fairies in the garden dancing everywhere,", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 19)
Fairy Hammocksi"See the fairy hammocks swinging in the sky,", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 20)
Lullabyi"Sleepy bye, sleepy bye.", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 21)
Shadowsi"When I am tucked in bed on nights,", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 22)
Dreamingi"I'm sitting up here in the old gum tree,", Dorothy Hewett , 1938 single work poetry (p. 24-26)
Before We Begin...i"Little black BILLAI, BAMBA from Broome,", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 29)
The Magic Mia-Miai"White-feller dream-children, in the fire", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 30)
Windyi"Sitting in the sand", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 31)
Windy's Songi"Black swans fly", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Piccaninniesi"Fat black babies", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Billaii"Over desert ranges", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Honey Joei"Outside the mia-mia", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 38-39)
Gold Miningi"The little stones sit", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 40-41)
Little Brown Bambai"Little Brown Bamba", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 42-43)
Windy's Stari"Windy has a white star", Dorothy Hewett , 2009 single work poetry (p. 44)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Juvenilia Press , 2009 .
      Extent: lix, 92 p.p.
      Description: ill. (some col.), facsims.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Notes on the Text pp.li-lix
      • Includes:

        • Explanatory Notes (pp. 66-67)
        • Explanatory Notes for Early Poems (pp. 68-77)
        • Appendices (pp. 78-88)
        • Works Cited and Consulted (pp. 89-91)
      ISBN: 9780733426827 (pbk.) 0733426824

Works about this Work

'Right from the Beginning' Fiona Morrison , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 205-208)

— Review of The Gipsy Dancer and Early Poems Dorothy Hewett 2009 selected work poetry
'Right from the Beginning' Fiona Morrison , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 205-208)

— Review of The Gipsy Dancer and Early Poems Dorothy Hewett 2009 selected work poetry
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