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Tribune artist Herbert McClintock's set design for Western Limit, 1946. Sourced from New Theatre History website.
Western Limit single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 Western Limit
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'Unsympathetic banks increase the plight of cattle farmers driven off the land by soil erosion, debt and poverty.' 

Production Details

  • 1946 : Sydney New Theatre, season commencing 21 Feb.

    • Producer John Gray
    • Cast incl. Jean Blue (Mrs Clements), Charles Collings.

    1946 : Adelaide Theatre Group, 17-19 Sept.

    • Producer Grayce Wood, Designer Geoff Smart, Stage manager Bob Marshall.
    • Cast incl. Grank Gunnell, Leo Maloney, Pat Lloyd-Davies, Patsie Flannagan, Kevin Edwards, Ken Pearce, John Lewis, Happy Lewis.
    • Performed in support of the South Australian Oral Preschool Group Movement.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Voices Unheard: The Representation of Australian Aborigines by Left-Wing Playwrights 1940s-1960s Gabriela Zabala , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 60 2012; (p. 42-55)
y separately published work icon Exit Left : Memoirs of a Scarlet Woman Oriel Gray , Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 Z291120 1985 single work autobiography

'Tranquility is not the point at all in Oriel Cray's `Exit Left' (Penguin, 227pp., $7.95). With keen intelligence and wry humour her 'Memoirs of a Scarlet Woman' open the world of Australian bohemia in the '30s and '40s. Innocent though it all seems now, Gray's socialist upbringing, immersion in the theatre of the Left and the Communist Party — as well as her stealing of her sister's husband? — definitely won disapprobation in her day. She depicts the passionate commitment, fun and guilty failures of her youth with detachment and amused calm. Now I know who popularised the songs that were still around in my university days; what 'James McAuley was like in his wild youth; and how the coming of World War 11 interrupted some of the processes that would have cured the cultural cringe years before Australians finally stood tall. I enjoyed this crisply written and unsentimental book. ' (Veronica Sen review : The Canberra Times 24 February 1985 p8)

Voices Unheard: The Representation of Australian Aborigines by Left-Wing Playwrights 1940s-1960s Gabriela Zabala , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 60 2012; (p. 42-55)
y separately published work icon Exit Left : Memoirs of a Scarlet Woman Oriel Gray , Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 Z291120 1985 single work autobiography

'Tranquility is not the point at all in Oriel Cray's `Exit Left' (Penguin, 227pp., $7.95). With keen intelligence and wry humour her 'Memoirs of a Scarlet Woman' open the world of Australian bohemia in the '30s and '40s. Innocent though it all seems now, Gray's socialist upbringing, immersion in the theatre of the Left and the Communist Party — as well as her stealing of her sister's husband? — definitely won disapprobation in her day. She depicts the passionate commitment, fun and guilty failures of her youth with detachment and amused calm. Now I know who popularised the songs that were still around in my university days; what 'James McAuley was like in his wild youth; and how the coming of World War 11 interrupted some of the processes that would have cured the cultural cringe years before Australians finally stood tall. I enjoyed this crisply written and unsentimental book. ' (Veronica Sen review : The Canberra Times 24 February 1985 p8)

Last amended 6 Feb 2018 09:42:40
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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