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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Big Toys
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Big Toys Patrick White , ( dir. Chris Thomson ) Australia : ABC Television , 1980 Z1520705 1980 single work film/TV

Adapted by Patrick White from his play of the same name, Big Toys is a brittle comedy of sexual politics in which the biggest toy of all is uranium. The narrative explores the domestic triangle of Queen's Counsel Ritchie Bousanquet, his promiscuous wife Mag, and idealistic trade union leader Terry Legge. Behind this is a sharp indictment, by a veteran critic of the vacant heart, of what White sees as the frivolous misuse in Australia of the power and responsibilities that come with privilege.

Production Details

  • First produced at the Parade Theatre, Sydney, 27 July 1977 - Director Jim Sharman.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1977 .
      Extent: H1841p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Typescript (photocopy).
      • Includes manuscript cast list and 3 photocopies of reviews of play.
      Series: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts series - publisher

      A collection in the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland of manuscript film and play scripts.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1841

Works about this Work

Patrick White : A Centenary Tribute Neil Armfield , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 71 no. 2 2012; (p. 18-28)
A Big Day for...Patrick White Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 2012; (p. 20)
New Acquisitions : Patrick White Letters Tracy Bradford , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , Spring vol. 3 no. 3 2010; (p. 28)
Patrick White John McCallum , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Belonging : Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century 2009; (p. 91-112)
'They Wasn't in Our Line': The Lost Children of Patrick White Peter Pierce , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Country of Lost Children : An Australian Anxiety 1999; (p. 104-113)
Point Piper Calls the Tune in White Play H. G. Kippax , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 July 1977; (p. 6) A Leader of His Craft : Theatre Reviews by H. G. Kippax 2004; (p. 204-206)

— Review of Big Toys Patrick White , 1977 single work drama
Some Poetic Developments Frances De Groen , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , May no. 1 1980; (p. 102-109)

— Review of Makassar Reef Alex Buzo , 1979 single work drama ; Martello Towers Alex Buzo , 1976 single work drama ; Big Toys Patrick White , 1977 single work drama ; Visions Louis Nowra , 1978 single work drama ; Inner Voices Louis Nowra , 1970 single work drama
[Review] The Doll Trilogy [and] Big Toys Hope Hewitt , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 May 1979; (p. 17)

— Review of The Doll Trilogy Ray Lawler , 1977 series - author drama ; Big Toys Patrick White , 1977 single work drama
The Void David Malouf , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 21 no. 9 1977; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Big Toys Patrick White , 1977 single work drama
Patrick White's Big Toys : White and His Critics Axel Kruse , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 21 no. 9 1977; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Big Toys Patrick White , 1977 single work drama
Patrick White John McCallum , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Belonging : Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century 2009; (p. 91-112)
Views of the Harbour : The Empty City in Contemporary Australian Drama Peter Fitzpatrick , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 48-57)
A Big Day for...Patrick White Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 2012; (p. 20)
Patrick White : A Centenary Tribute Neil Armfield , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 71 no. 2 2012; (p. 18-28)
New Acquisitions : Patrick White Letters Tracy Bradford , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , Spring vol. 3 no. 3 2010; (p. 28)
Last amended 8 Aug 2008 10:44:56
Subjects:
  • Point Piper, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
Settings:
  • 1970s
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