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  • Author: Thomas Shapcott http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/shapcott-thomas-w
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

December 1913. The operatic diva Lillian Nordica, rival of Melba, travels to Batavia after her Australasian tour. On the way she is shipwrecked on Thursday Island. Ill with pneumonia, Lillian settles into the island's small hospital. As the steamy tropical days and nights unwind, Lillian drifts between memory, dream and reality. Now, as her own voice deserts her, other voices crowd in. (Libraries Australia record).

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 1998 .
      Extent: 282p.

Works about this Work

Thomas Shapcott : White Stage of Exile and Theatre of Darkness Tony Bremner , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2013;

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; White Stag of Exile Thomas Shapcott 1984 single work novel
Shapcott Aims for the High Notes Patricia Rolfe , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 24 February vol. 117 no. 6111 1998; (p. 72)
Trials and Triumphs of the Performing Woman Heather L. E. Neilson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 58 no. 3 1998; (p. 262-266)

— Review of Dreamtime Alice : A Memoir Mandy Sayer 1998 single work autobiography ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Craft Without Charm Miriam Cosic , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 March 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel ; Bachelor Kisses Nick Earls 1998 single work novel ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Love and a Time of Smallpox Lucy Sussex , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Serpent Dust Debra Adelaide 1998 single work novel ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; Vanity Fierce Graeme Aitken 1998 single work novel
Magnum Opus Shines Philip Pike , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 January 1998; (p. 9)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Shifting, Lyrical Lives Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 February 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
A Tropical Opera of Decay Neil James , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 February 1998; (p. 11)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Good and Evil Clash on an Exotic Island Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 1998; (p. 25)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Untitled Sally Blakeney , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , March vol. 3 no. 2 1998; (p. 28)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Operatic Subtext Liam Davison , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 199 1998; (p. 35)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Trials and Triumphs of the Performing Woman Heather L. E. Neilson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 58 no. 3 1998; (p. 262-266)

— Review of Dreamtime Alice : A Memoir Mandy Sayer 1998 single work autobiography ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel
Craft Without Charm Miriam Cosic , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 March 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of The Love Song of Lucy McBride Steven Carroll 1998 single work novel ; Bachelor Kisses Nick Earls 1998 single work novel ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Love and a Time of Smallpox Lucy Sussex , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Serpent Dust Debra Adelaide 1998 single work novel ; Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; Vanity Fierce Graeme Aitken 1998 single work novel
Magnum Opus Shines Philip Pike , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 January 1998; (p. 9)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Shifting, Lyrical Lives Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 February 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
A Tropical Opera of Decay Neil James , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 February 1998; (p. 11)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Good and Evil Clash on an Exotic Island Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 1998; (p. 25)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Untitled Sally Blakeney , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , March vol. 3 no. 2 1998; (p. 28)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Operatic Subtext Liam Davison , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 199 1998; (p. 35)

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel
Thomas Shapcott : White Stage of Exile and Theatre of Darkness Tony Bremner , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2013;

— Review of Theatre of Darkness : Lillian Nordica as Opera Thomas Shapcott 1998 single work novel ; White Stag of Exile Thomas Shapcott 1984 single work novel
Shapcott Aims for the High Notes Patricia Rolfe , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 24 February vol. 117 no. 6111 1998; (p. 72)
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