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Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 The Southern Cross : A Chronicle Play in Four Acts (to Katharine Susannah Prichard)
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Production Details

  • Produced by the Workers' Art Guild, Perth, 1930s.

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    y separately published work icon The Southern Cross and Other Plays Louis Esson , Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens , 1946 Z333426 1946 selected work drama Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens , 1946 pg. 1-70
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      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: National Library of Australia

Works about this Work

"Something with a Cow in It" : Louis Esson's Imported Nationalism John McCallum , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Drama 1920-1955 : Papers Presented to a Conference at the University of New England, Armidale, September 1-4, 1984 1986; (p. 39-52) Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 6-13)
McCallum argues that Esson's attempts to translate the folk dramas of Ireland to an Australian context failed because of the absence of a similar folk background.
Letters from Esson to Vance Palmer Louis Esson , 1977 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television 1977; (p. 12-24)
Letters from Louis Esson (from Louis Esson and the Australian Theatre) Louis Esson , 1947 selected work correspondence biography extract
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1947; (p. 97-104)
The Living Drama F. W. W. Rhodes , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 233-235)

— Review of Mother and Son : A Play, in Three Acts Louis Esson , 1923 single work drama ; Portrait of a Gentleman : Thomas Griffiths Wainewright 1794-1847 George Farwell , 1940 single work radio play ; The Watch on the Headland M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1940 single work radio play ; Spoiled Darlings Edmund Barclay , 1940 single work radio play ; The Remittance Man Richard Lane , 1939 single work radio play ; Great Inheritance Gwen Meredith , 1945 single work drama radio play ; The Path of the Eagle Catherine Duncan , 1946 single work drama radio play ; The Bride of Gospel Place : A Play, in Four Acts (Affectionately Inscribed to William Moore) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross : A Chronicle Play in Four Acts (to Katharine Susannah Prichard) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross and Other Plays Louis Esson , 1946 selected work drama ; Conglomerate Alexander Turner , 1938 single work radio play ; Santa Claus of Christmas Creek Ernestine Hill , 1946 single work drama radio play
Some Louis Esson Plays 1946 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 June vol. 67 no. 3462 1946; (p. 2)
The Living Drama F. W. W. Rhodes , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 233-235)

— Review of Mother and Son : A Play, in Three Acts Louis Esson , 1923 single work drama ; Portrait of a Gentleman : Thomas Griffiths Wainewright 1794-1847 George Farwell , 1940 single work radio play ; The Watch on the Headland M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1940 single work radio play ; Spoiled Darlings Edmund Barclay , 1940 single work radio play ; The Remittance Man Richard Lane , 1939 single work radio play ; Great Inheritance Gwen Meredith , 1945 single work drama radio play ; The Path of the Eagle Catherine Duncan , 1946 single work drama radio play ; The Bride of Gospel Place : A Play, in Four Acts (Affectionately Inscribed to William Moore) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross : A Chronicle Play in Four Acts (to Katharine Susannah Prichard) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross and Other Plays Louis Esson , 1946 selected work drama ; Conglomerate Alexander Turner , 1938 single work radio play ; Santa Claus of Christmas Creek Ernestine Hill , 1946 single work drama radio play
Letters from Esson to Vance Palmer Louis Esson , 1977 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television 1977; (p. 12-24)
Some Louis Esson Plays 1946 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 June vol. 67 no. 3462 1946; (p. 2)
Letters from Louis Esson (from Louis Esson and the Australian Theatre) Louis Esson , 1947 selected work correspondence biography extract
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1947; (p. 97-104)
"Something with a Cow in It" : Louis Esson's Imported Nationalism John McCallum , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Drama 1920-1955 : Papers Presented to a Conference at the University of New England, Armidale, September 1-4, 1984 1986; (p. 39-52) Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 6-13)
McCallum argues that Esson's attempts to translate the folk dramas of Ireland to an Australian context failed because of the absence of a similar folk background.
Last amended 18 Jul 2001 09:43:45
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Ballarat, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
  • Country towns,
Settings:
  • 1850s
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