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Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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'Written in the 1920s, Brumby Innes confronts the turbulent relations between the sexes and the races in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is published with another Prichard play from the 1920s, Bid Me To Love which, by contrast, is set among the fashionable rich in the lush hills outside Perth.'

'The two plays are compelling for their dramatic styles and for their insight into the novels which followed: Coonardoo and Intimate Strangers. And both had to wait more than forty years for their first production.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

Notes

  • This work contains two plays.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Methuen Drama , 1974 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Bid Me to Love, Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1974 single work drama humour The Caught Bus (p. 1-47)
Brumby Innes : A Play in Three Acts, Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1927 single work drama

Brumby Innes 'begins with a corroboree and, like Coonardoo, attempts to engage with a portrayal of Aboriginal life. Its central character, Brumby Innes, is a swaggering drunk who exploits the black workers on his station and abuses the women; he bears a close resemblance to Sam Geary in Coonardoo. Yet, Brumby Innes provides the central energy of the drama, and the celebration of that energy in the play conflicts with the dramatic critique of his sexism and racism. Brumby Innes's character exemplifies the ambivalent attitude in Prichard's work toward this type of male hero. Portrayed as stereotypically masculine, such characters are admired for their energetic, vital sexuality; yet, the extreme limitations of such maleness are also acknowledged.'

Source: Bird, Delys. 'Katharine Susannah Prichard.' Australian Writers, 1915-1950. Ed. Selina Samuels. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 260.

(p. 49-128)
Note: Includes a preface by Ric Throssell (ix-xviii); notes on the Aboriginal characters in Brumby Innes by Carl von Brandenstein (104-104); a 'Glossary of Aboriginal Words in Ngaala-warngga Occurring in Brumby Innes (105-107) and a 'Glossary of Colloquialisms and Local Terms' (120-121).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled D. Green , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 19 no. 12 1975; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Brumby Innes, and Bid Me to Love Katharine Susannah Prichard 1974 selected work drama
Untitled A. W , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Elizabethan Theatre Trust News , no. 15 1975; (p. 24)

— Review of Brumby Innes, and Bid Me to Love Katharine Susannah Prichard 1974 selected work drama
The Pram Factory Ric Throssell , 1972 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 December 1972; (p. 2)
Untitled D. Green , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 19 no. 12 1975; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Brumby Innes, and Bid Me to Love Katharine Susannah Prichard 1974 selected work drama
Untitled A. W , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Elizabethan Theatre Trust News , no. 15 1975; (p. 24)

— Review of Brumby Innes, and Bid Me to Love Katharine Susannah Prichard 1974 selected work drama
The Pram Factory Ric Throssell , 1972 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 December 1972; (p. 2)
Last amended 25 May 2016 11:53:05
Subjects:
  • Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • 1920s
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