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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 A Citizen of the World
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This play, which is the second last in the series, tells the story of a phase of Oliver Goldsmith's life–not the famous Goldsmith; but the younger man approaching a critical literary crossroad. One road leads to a life of successful hack journalism, the other to semi-starvation and real writing achievement. It is a hard choice. The play is a study in 18th century Grub-street ways, to be put beside Miss Shepherd's plays of Mary Mitford, Hans Anderson and John Bunyan.'


'A Citizen of the World', Border Watch, 15 August 1940, p.2.

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      Australian Broadcasting Commission ,
      1940 .
      Series: form y separately published work icon ABC Competition Plays Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1940 8879521 1940 series - publisher radio play

      The umbrella term under which all plays that took part in the ABC Play Competition for 1940 were broadcast. Plays were clearly marked as part of this series, and were numbered for broadcast, enabling listeners to vote on them. All radio plays submitted to the ABC between 1 January and 30 April 1940 were eligible, and listeners awarded marks to each play after they were produced and broadcast. The top three plays were eligible for cash bonuses, but the ABC paid the usual commission rates for all plays that it produced as part of the series. Seventeen plays were produced, although some sources suggest as many as 333 additional plays were received.


      'A.B.C. Play Competition', Courier-Mail, 5 February 1940, p.14.

      Number in series: 16
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  • c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1700-1799
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