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The Sentimental Bloke single work   drama   humour   - Three acts
Note: Adapted from the verses of C. J. Dennis.
Issue Details: First known date: 1922... 1922 The Sentimental Bloke
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Production Details

  • Produced at King's Theatre, Melbourne about October 1922, subsequently at the Palace Theatre, Sydney on 3 February 1923. Produced by Bert Bailey.

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Works about this Work

C. J. Dennis, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and its Film Versions Philip Butterss , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Regenerative Spirit : Volume 2 : (Un)settling, (Dis)locations, (Post-)colonial, (Re)presentations - Australian Post-Colonial Reflections 2004; (p. 192-199)
'The Sentimental Bloke has been a significant story in Australian cultural history, beginning as a poem, and becoming two films, a stage play, a ballet, and a musical; and there have been versions for television, gramophone and radio.' Butterss examines how the poem 'might have operated through its audience in 1915, and how Raymond Longford's 1919 silent film and Frank Thring's 1932 talkie might have worked in altered economic and cultural circumstances.'
Untitled 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 20 July 1957; (p. 4)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke C. J. Dennis , Bert Bailey , 1922 single work drama
Sundry Shows 1922 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 October vol. 43 no. 2226 1922; (p. 34)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke C. J. Dennis , Bert Bailey , 1922 single work drama
Untitled 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 20 July 1957; (p. 4)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke C. J. Dennis , Bert Bailey , 1922 single work drama
Sundry Shows 1922 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 October vol. 43 no. 2226 1922; (p. 34)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke C. J. Dennis , Bert Bailey , 1922 single work drama
C. J. Dennis, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and its Film Versions Philip Butterss , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Regenerative Spirit : Volume 2 : (Un)settling, (Dis)locations, (Post-)colonial, (Re)presentations - Australian Post-Colonial Reflections 2004; (p. 192-199)
'The Sentimental Bloke has been a significant story in Australian cultural history, beginning as a poem, and becoming two films, a stage play, a ballet, and a musical; and there have been versions for television, gramophone and radio.' Butterss examines how the poem 'might have operated through its audience in 1915, and how Raymond Longford's 1919 silent film and Frank Thring's 1932 talkie might have worked in altered economic and cultural circumstances.'
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