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Issue Details: First known date: 1829... 1829 The Bushrangers
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Notes

  • The first Australian play to be performed on the stage.

Production Details

  • First produced at the Caledonian Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 8 September 1829. First Australian production by students at Barker College, Sydney, 1971.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1829
      1940-1946 .
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: State Library of New South Wales State Library of NSW

Works about this Work

“Come Be off with You” : White Spatial Control in the Representation of Aboriginality in Early Australian Drama Ben Miller , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , June vol. 52 no. 2 2017; (p. 365–381)
'Scholars of early Australian drama have over-emphasized the stylistic relationship between Aboriginal characters in early Australian drama and blackface characters in early American drama. Focusing on stylistic connections between early US and Australian theatre potentially overlooks the complex ideological similarities in representations of race on the American and Australian stage. This article provides a close reading of two of Australia’s first plays — David Burn’s “The Bushrangers” and Henry Melville’s “The Bushrangers; or, Norwood Vale” — in order to nuance the critical record exploring the influence of American drama on Australian drama around 1830. Looking beyond formal connections between early US and Australian theatre can reveal an ideology of white spatial control underpinning early representations of Aboriginality and blackness in Australian and American drama.' (Publication abstract)
Tasmania's Literary Heritage Margaret Scott , 1999 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: 40° South : Tasmania & Beyond , Autumn no. 12 1999; (p. 19-22)
An Australian Literary Bicentenary : David Burn Victor Crittenden , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Margin , July-August no. 45 1998; (p. 1-4)
Contemporary Aboriginal Drama Karen Kraine-Jones , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 48 no. 4 1988; (p. 432-444)
y separately published work icon The Diminishing Paradise : Changing Literary Perceptions of Australia Ross Gibson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z567198 1984 single work criticism
Untitled Katharine Brisbane , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 August 1971; (p. 17)

— Review of The Bushrangers David Burn , 1829 single work drama
Untitled Alan Brissenden , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 July 1971; (p. 20)

— Review of The Bushrangers David Burn , 1829 single work drama
[Review] The Bushrangers Jo Gibson , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 October 1971; (p. 15)

— Review of The Bushrangers David Burn , 1829 single work drama
Untitled Leonard Radic , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 1971; (p. 15)

— Review of The Bushrangers David Burn , 1829 single work drama
Untitled L. Shaw , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 December 1971; (p. 13)

— Review of The Bushrangers David Burn , 1829 single work drama
Tasmania's Literary Heritage Margaret Scott , 1999 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: 40° South : Tasmania & Beyond , Autumn no. 12 1999; (p. 19-22)
Contemporary Aboriginal Drama Karen Kraine-Jones , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 48 no. 4 1988; (p. 432-444)
Notes and Comments : Royais L. A. Triebel , 1949 single work column
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 10 no. 2 1949; (p. 116)
y separately published work icon The Diminishing Paradise : Changing Literary Perceptions of Australia Ross Gibson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z567198 1984 single work criticism
An Australian Literary Bicentenary : David Burn Victor Crittenden , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Margin , July-August no. 45 1998; (p. 1-4)
Last amended 1 Aug 2019 08:57:00
Subjects:
  • Coast,
  • Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
  • Country towns,
Settings:
  • 1820s
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