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Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 Four Plays
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Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Eyre and Spottiswoode , 1965 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Ham Funeral, Patrick White , single work drama (p. 11-74)
The Season at Sarsaparilla : A Charade of Suburbia in Two Acts, Patrick White , single work drama (p. 75-177)
A Cheery Soul, Patrick White , single work drama (p. 179-264)
Night on Bald Mountain, Patrick White , single work drama

'Night on Bald Mountain has been called Patrick White's attempt at the first Australian tragedy. A new nurse has arrived to take care of the notorious Mrs Sword at the house on Bald Mountain. Despite best intentions, she finds herself swept up in the machinations and preoccupations of a cast of restless oddities. Ultimately, the flaws of human nature soon emerge as forces beyond all control.'

Source: Malthouse Theatre (2014 season).

(p. 265-356)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking ,
      1966 .
      Extent: 356p.
      Note/s:
      • Photolithographic reprint of English edition.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Sun Books , 1967 .
      Extent: 356p.
      Reprinted: 1972 , 1973-1974 , 1977 , 1978
      Note/s:
      • Photolithographic reprint of English edition.
      • Introduction by H. G. Kippax.
      ISBN: 0725100346

Works about this Work

“A Glorious, Terrible Life” : The Dual Image in Patrick White’s Dramatic Language May-Brit Akerholt , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White Centenary : The Legacy of a Prodigal Son 2014; (p. 152-163)
‘I am very familiar with the plays of Henrik Ibsen, both from my Norwegian upbringing and from a thesis I wrote, some years ago at Macquarie University. I always thought that one of the most innovative (and most misunderstood) aspects of Ibsen's work was the way he juxtaposed opposite forces and forms, creating a co-existence of tragedy and comedy, exploring several levels of action and characterisation simultaneously — and very differently — from a number of writers such as possibly the greatest dramatist of all, Shakespeare. Then I started researching the drama of Patrick White, for yet another thesis. As I was working, I began to realise that White and Ibsen both combine portrayals of the darker side of life but combined this with comedic elements.’ (Introduction)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
Cheery Souls and Lost Souls : The Outsiders in Patrick White's Plays Judith Barbour , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 42 no. 2 1982; (p. 137-148)
y separately published work icon Patrick White Brian Kiernan , London Basingstoke : Macmillan , 1980 Z469673 1980 single work criticism biography The study examines White's artistic development and achievements from his earliest writings to the publication of his novel The Twyborn Affair, including early poetry, novels, short stories and plays. It also gives an account of his life and career, his attitudes towards Australia, and the critical reception of his work.
Structure and Themes in Patrick White's 'Four Plays' May-Brit Akerholt , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White : A Critical Symposium 1978; (p. 52-61)
[Review] Four Plays Keith Harrison , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 24 September 1965; (p. 385-6)

— Review of Four Plays Patrick White , 1965 selected work drama
[Review] Four Plays H. G. Kippax , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 October 1965; (p. 19)

— Review of Four Plays Patrick White , 1965 selected work drama
Gulliver in Sarsaparilla Leonie Kramer , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 December vol. 87 no. 4476 1965; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Four Plays Patrick White , 1965 selected work drama
[Review] Four Plays Keith Macartney , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 24 no. 4 1965; (p. 528-530)

— Review of Four Plays Patrick White , 1965 selected work drama
Patrick White's Plays Charles Osborne , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The London Magazine , September vol. 5 no. 6 1965; (p. 95-100)

— Review of Four Plays Patrick White , 1965 selected work drama
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
y separately published work icon Patrick White Brian Kiernan , London Basingstoke : Macmillan , 1980 Z469673 1980 single work criticism biography The study examines White's artistic development and achievements from his earliest writings to the publication of his novel The Twyborn Affair, including early poetry, novels, short stories and plays. It also gives an account of his life and career, his attitudes towards Australia, and the critical reception of his work.
y separately published work icon Patrick White : A General Introduction Ingmar Bjorksten , Stanley Gerson (translator), ( trans. Adolf Modersohn )expression Düsseldorf : Classen Verlag , 1973 Z189162 1973 single work criticism biography
Maenads and Goat-Song: The Plays of Patrick White Thelma Herring , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 25 no. 4 1965; (p. 219-233) Ten Essays on Patrick White 1970; (p. 147-162)
Cheery Souls and Lost Souls : The Outsiders in Patrick White's Plays Judith Barbour , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 42 no. 2 1982; (p. 137-148)
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