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y separately published work icon A Hard God : A Play single work   drama   - Two acts
Is part of The Cassidy Album Trilogy 1973 series - author drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 A Hard God : A Play
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Adaptations

y separately published work icon A Hard God Ron Blair , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1976 Z868682 1976 single work radio play
y separately published work icon A Hard God United Kingdom (UK) : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , 1976 7952785 1976 single work radio play

'Set in 1946 in a suburb of Sydney the play explores the themes of dislocation and loss through the parallel experiences of two generations of an Irish immigrant family.'

Source: Radio Times, 20 November 1975, p.52.

form y separately published work icon A Hard God Peter Joseph Kenna , ( dir. William Fitzwater ) Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1981 6976843 1981 single work film/TV

Telemovie adaptation of Kenna's play about a sixteen-year-old working-class Irish-Australian boy falling in love with his best friend.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother and Gerald Sheedy.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, film, ABC radio play.

Production Details

  • First produced at the Nimrod Street Theatre, Sydney, 17 August 1973. Produced on both ABC radio and TV.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1982 .
      Alternative title: A Hard God
      Extent: xix, 73 p.p.
      Edition info: Rev. Ed.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Introduction to the First Edition by Katharine Brisbane (pp ix-xv).
      • 'The Play in the Theatre' by John Bell (pp xvii-xix).
      ISBN: 0868190802
      Series: Currency Plays Currency Press (publisher), series - publisher

Works about this Work

Straight to the Heart of a Troubled Faith Bryce Hallett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 March 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
Making the Sign of the Cross : Interdisciplinary iIntersections in Theology, Australian Studies and Postcolonial Studies Rebecca Pannell , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 22 no. 2 2000; (p. 64-74)
From Gay and Lesbian to Queer Theatre Bruce Parr , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 89-103)
Beginning with a reading of Good Works, Bruce Parr looks at a number of gay and lesbian theatre productions, and how such performances can be understood as 'making queer all sexualities and all theatre' (89).
Tough Love Murray Bramwell , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 170 1997; (p. 31-32)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
Many Crosses To Bear John Edge , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 November vol. 116 no. 6097 1997; (p. 89)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
Straight to the Heart of a Troubled Faith Bryce Hallett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 March 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
Untitled R. Cavan , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Plays and Players , vol. 22 no. 6 1975; (p. 39)

— Review of The Slaughter of St. Teresa's Day : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1959 single work drama ; A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
Untitled J. Coleby , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Drama , no. 116 1975; (p. 92)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
Untitled Hope Hewitt , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 July 1975; (p. 8)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
The Cassidy Album Madeleine Haydon , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 22 no. 6 1978; (p. 69)

— Review of A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1974 single work drama
From Gay and Lesbian to Queer Theatre Bruce Parr , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 89-103)
Beginning with a reading of Good Works, Bruce Parr looks at a number of gay and lesbian theatre productions, and how such performances can be understood as 'making queer all sexualities and all theatre' (89).
y separately published work icon Peter Kenna's A Hard God : A Critical Introduction Don Reid , Frank Bladwell , Sydney : Currency Press , 1983 Z1380848 1983 single work criticism
Peter Kenna Jennifer Palmer (interviewer), 1979 single work interview
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Playwrights 1979; (p. 70-81)
Drama Terry Sturm , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of Australian Literature 1981; (p. 175-267)
A Hard God Veronica Brady , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Playing Catholic : Essays on Four Catholic Plays 1991; (p. 20-32)
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