Technique single work   drama   - One act
Issue Details: First known date: 1928... 1928 Technique
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'The well-contrived little comedy treats of lessons in the art of impressing the opposite sex, offered by a woman to a girl and by a middle-aged man to a young one.'


'Three Australian Plays', Argus, 20 April 1928, p.11.

Production Details

  • Stage debut

    Originally performed at the Discovery Theatre (Eastern Hill) on 19 April 1928, along with two other plays said to be by Australian writers: The Prisoner by Vance Palmer and Youth by Colin Tapley (better known as an actor and who, by other accounts, was born in Dunedin, New Zealand).

    Cast members: Murielle Thurgood (Cynthia), Colin Tapley (Gerald), Maisie Middleton (Moira), and W.B. Weston Hearne (Weldon).


    'Three Australian Plays', Argus, 20 April 1928, p.11.

    'Three Australian Plays', Table Talk, 26 April 1928, p.12.

    Radio debut

    Technique was broadcast on radio in early November 1932, in conjunction with another Handley play, The Mystery of Manfred Moon:

    Melbourne: 7 November (9:00-9:30pm, 3LO).

    Brisbane: 8 November (9:15-10:15pm, 4QG).

    Newcastle: 8 November (9:15-10:00pm, 2NC).

    Wagga Wagga region: 8 November (9:00-10:00pm, 2CO).

    The radio version was performed by the Little Theatre Company, a Melbourne-based repertory company.

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