y No Names -- No Pack Drill single work   drama   - Three acts
Is part of Theatre Australia New Writing 1979-1981 series - publisher drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1979 1979
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Adaptations

form y Rebel Michael Jenkins , Bob Herbert , John Lind , Carole Sklan , Australia : Phillip Emanuel Productions , 1985 Z1038977 1985 single work film/TV

During World War II, an American Marine, Rebel, is recuperating in Australia from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and intent on going absent without leave. After meeting local singer Kathy, he becomes infatuated and pursues her. But Kathy is married and initially uninterested in Rebel. This begins to changes, however, when he hides out at her place, and intensifies when she receives a letter advising her that her husband has been killed in battle. Meanwhile, the local police and the U.S. military are searching for Rebel. He arranges to escape Australia by cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to save Kathy from being arrested for harbouring him.

Notes

  • Adapted by Robert Herbert for radio in 1982, and adapted by Herbert and Michael Jenkins for the 1985 film Rebel. Film directed by Michael Jenkins.

  • Also published in sound recording format.

Production Details

  • First produced by the New England Travelling Playhouse at the Arts Theatre, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 12 May 1979.
    Revised version produced by the Sydney Theatre Co., Opera House Drama Theatre, Sydney, 15 April 1980.
    Produced by the NIDA Company, at the Parade Theatre, Kensington, 16 August to 3 September 2006. Season directed by Tony Knight.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1979
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      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library

Works about this Work

McLeod's Bloke Katrina Lobley , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 August 2006; (p. 15)
Artistry Lifts These Notes to the Heavens Bryce Hallett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 August 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert 1979 single work drama
Nostalgia Fest has its Charms John McCallum , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 August 2006; (p. 9)

— Review of No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert 1979 single work drama
The Play's the Thing Mary Lord , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 37 1981; (p. 15-16)

— Review of The Golden Oldies, and Susannah's Dreaming Dorothy Hewett 1981 selected work drama ; Furtive Love Peter Joseph Kenna 1978 single work drama ; Yamashita Roger Pulvers 1981 single work drama ; Marsupials and Politics : two comedies Barry Oakley 1981 selected work drama ; No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert 1979 single work drama ; After 'The Doll' : Australian Drama Since 1955 Peter Fitzpatrick 1979 multi chapter work criticism criticism ; Any Fool Can and Other Radio Plays Ken Methold 1980 selected work drama ; Life Pieces, 2 : More Australian Plays Allan Mackay 1981 selected work drama
Playwrights Competition 1979 single work column
— Appears in: Artlook , April vol. 5 no. 4 1979; (p. 21-22)
Artistry Lifts These Notes to the Heavens Bryce Hallett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 August 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert 1979 single work drama
Nostalgia Fest has its Charms John McCallum , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 August 2006; (p. 9)

— Review of No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert 1979 single work drama
The Play's the Thing Mary Lord , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 37 1981; (p. 15-16)

— Review of The Golden Oldies, and Susannah's Dreaming Dorothy Hewett 1981 selected work drama ; Furtive Love Peter Joseph Kenna 1978 single work drama ; Yamashita Roger Pulvers 1981 single work drama ; Marsupials and Politics : two comedies Barry Oakley 1981 selected work drama ; No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert 1979 single work drama ; After 'The Doll' : Australian Drama Since 1955 Peter Fitzpatrick 1979 multi chapter work criticism criticism ; Any Fool Can and Other Radio Plays Ken Methold 1980 selected work drama ; Life Pieces, 2 : More Australian Plays Allan Mackay 1981 selected work drama
Playwrights Competition 1979 single work column
— Appears in: Artlook , April vol. 5 no. 4 1979; (p. 21-22)
McLeod's Bloke Katrina Lobley , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 August 2006; (p. 15)

Awards

1982 winner AWGIE Awards Radio Award Adaptation
1979 joint winner WA Sesquicentenary Literary Competition Play Writing Award
Last amended 15 Aug 2006 14:54:01
Settings:
  • Kings Cross, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1940s
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