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Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 Bel and the Dragon : A Play in Verse and Prose from the Book of the Apocrypha
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'The author, Coral Lansbury, describes this as the world's first detective story. It tells of the encounter of Daniel, servant of God, with evil. The evil takes three forms, the hollow god Bel, the ravening dragon, and the lions of the now-famous den.'


'Plays and Highlights', Sydney Truth, 31 August 1952, p.42.

Production Details

  • First broadcast on 2FC (now Radio National) on 31 August 1952, from 4:10 pm.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1950-1959 .
      Extent: 23 l.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts
      Local Id: H1000
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