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  • Author:agent Douglas Stewart http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/stewart-douglas
Issue Details: First known date: 1942... 1942 The Golden Lover
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Author's Introduction: This play is not merely a comedy of love, or an evocation of New Zealand, or the dramatization of a Maori legend; it also seeks to express what I must call a view or vision of life. ... I was looking through James Cowan's charming little Fairy Folk Tales of the Maori when I came across the chapter which Cowan calls "Whanawhana of the Bush": the legend of The Golden Lover. The whole play thereupon flashed into my mind complete.'

Introduction by Douglas Stewart. (1962: 8, 10).

Notes

  • Drama in verse form.

Production Details

    • First broadcast on ABC radio in a slightly abridged form on 24 January 1943.
    • First produced as a stage play at the Little Theatre, Melbourne, 18 July 1953.
    • Also produced at Wellington, New Zealand, 1967.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: ca. 1942
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Fire on the Snow and The Golden Lover : Two Plays for Radio Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1944 Z858759 1944 selected work drama radio play humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1944 pg. 43-143
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Four Plays Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1958 Z389675 1958 selected work drama Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1958 pg. 31-102
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1962 .
      Extent: 82p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Douglas Stewart.(pp.7-10).
      • Glossary and Guide to Pronunciation. (pp.5-6).
      .
      Alternative title: The Golden Lover: A Verse Play for Radio
      Extent: 44 leavesp.
      Description: Typescript (photocopy)
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1679
Notes:
This edition omits the introductory comment by The Announcer before Scene I.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television Alrene Sykes (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1977 Z288060 1977 anthology drama criticism autobiography St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1977 pg. 152-211
    Note: Also includes 'Glossary and Guide to Pronunciation' (pp.212-213); 'Introduction to The Golden Lover by Douglas Stewart' (pp.214-217) and 'The Playwright in Australia' by Douglas Stewart (218-219).

Works about this Work

Reconciliation of Contraries : Douglas Stewart's The Golden Lover Valsa Elizabeth Koshey , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 420-426)
Radio Drama : The Australian Experience Rodney Pybus , 1981 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radio Drama 1981; (p. 244-259)
Australian Drama Since 1920 : Introduction Alrene Sykes , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television 1977; (p. ix-xxv)
Introduction to 'The Golden Lover' Douglas Stewart , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television 1977; (p. 214-217)
Broadcasting and Australian Literature John Thompson , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Australia 1966; (p. 89-116)
Untitled Keith Macartney , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Autumn vol. 4 no. 1 1945; (p. 65-68)

— Review of Fountains Beyond George Landen Dann , 1940 single work drama ; Quiet Night Dorothy Blewett , 1941 single work drama ; The Golden Lover Douglas Stewart , 1942 single work radio play ; The Fire on the Snow and The Golden Lover : Two Plays for Radio Douglas Stewart , 1944 selected work drama radio play
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 17 no. 2 1945; (p. 115-116)

— Review of The Fire on the Snow Douglas Stewart , 1941 single work radio play ; The Golden Lover Douglas Stewart , 1942 single work radio play ; The Fire on the Snow and The Golden Lover : Two Plays for Radio Douglas Stewart , 1944 selected work drama radio play
Two Radio Plays R. G. H. , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 1 1946; (p. 38-42)

— Review of The Fire on the Snow Douglas Stewart , 1941 single work radio play ; The Golden Lover Douglas Stewart , 1942 single work radio play ; The Fire on the Snow and The Golden Lover : Two Plays for Radio Douglas Stewart , 1944 selected work drama radio play
Douglas Stewart: Poet, Playwright and Critic Owen W. Reid , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tasmanian Education , 15 November vol. 15 no. 1963; (p. 243-248)
Radio Drama : The Australian Experience Rodney Pybus , 1981 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radio Drama 1981; (p. 244-259)
Broadcasting and Australian Literature John Thompson , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Australia 1966; (p. 89-116)
Motif in the Work of Douglas Stewart Robert D. FitzGerald , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Elements of Poetry 1963; (p. 25-50) Considerations : New Essays on Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Douglas Stewart 1977; (p. 143-168)
Modern Australian Drama : An Outsider's View Irene Gronowski , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 5 no. 2 1961; (p. 67-74)

Awards

1942 winner ABC Play Competition Verse Section
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