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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis
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Notes

  • Selected from "ten books and more than three thousand items of poetry and prose printed in The Herald. ...The script ... is made up from the poems and prose of C. J. Dennis, ...the narration is compiled from comments made in letters ...[and] reported comments and views...the script is presented as it was performed, with the addition of two ...short stories". Sections in italics are original stage directions or additional background comments by John Derum. Included in the published script are three Appendices. Fighting the Fires, published in The Herald, 25 February 1926 (from which an extract was included in the performances following the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983) and some material originally included in performance but subsequently cut, are published in Appendices 1 and 3. The poem Limpy Ben, with extracts from correspondence between C. J. Dennis and George Robertson discussing the original decision not to publish it, is published for the first time in Appendix 2.-- Introduction.

Production Details

  • First produced in Adelaide 26 November 1979. Devised, written and performed by John Derum, directed by Wal Cherry and George Whaley with George Whaley directing subsequent seasons. The play toured Australia over the next three and a half years and was revived in the 1990s.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Kensington, Randwick area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:University of New South Wales Press , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, John Derum , single work criticism (p. 1-5)
Summer Sanctuaryi"Not upon the crowded beaches", Den , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
The Singing Soldiersi""When I'm sittin' in me dug-out wiv me rifle on me knees,", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry (p. 53-54)
Songs and Drums (Summer 1913)i""'Tis livin' soft and' farin' well", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry (p. 134-137)
Limpy Ben, C. J. Dennis , sequence poetry (p. 134-145)
The Harvesting (Autumn 1915)i"Grim echoes of a world-wide war", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry (p. 138-140)
Missing (Winter 1917)i""Missing'?" said Ben, "Ay, that be mortal bad.", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry (p. 140-142)
Comrades (Spring -)i""The rheumatiz", said Limpy Ben,", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry (p. 142-145)
Leg Theoryi"Oh, what a pleasant game is life", Den , single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Tickling the Fancy of CJ Dennis Helen Musa , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 March 1995; (p. 17)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Revealing Look at a Rare Bloke David Scheel , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 September 1994; (p. 22)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
The `Bloke' is Back with a Larrikin Touch Leonard Radic , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 May 1994; (p. 16)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Untitled Helen Thomson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 May 1994; (p. 10)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Long-Gone Journalist Still Worth a Listen Raymond Gill , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 11 May 1994; (p. 23)
Untitled H. Hewitt , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 September 1980; (p. 32)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Derum's 'Bloke' an Education and Joy H. G. Kippax , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 1980; (p. 8) A Leader of His Craft : Theatre Reviews by H. G. Kippax 2004; (p. 237-238)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Untitled T. Maher , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , April 1980; (p. 50)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Untitled Helen Thomson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 May 1994; (p. 10)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
The `Bloke' is Back with a Larrikin Touch Leonard Radic , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 May 1994; (p. 16)

— Review of More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis John Derum , C. J. Dennis , 1990 single work drama
Introduction John Derum , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: More Than a Sentimental Bloke : John Derum as C. J. Dennis 1990; (p. 1-5)
The Larrikin Lives on in the Words of Today Robert Hefner , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 September 1990; (p. 29)
Long-Gone Journalist Still Worth a Listen Raymond Gill , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 11 May 1994; (p. 23)
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