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Peter Plover's Party single work   drama   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1938... 1938 Peter Plover's Party
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Sketches from 'Nine Sharp' London : Samuel French , 1938 Z1600483 1938 selected work poetry London : Samuel French , 1938 pg. 42-45
Notes:
Short dramatic sketch
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Patrick White : Selected Writings Patrick White , Alan Lawson (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z481263 1994 selected work short story drama poetry prose correspondence extract autobiography St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 199-200

Works about this Work

The True History of the Publication of Patrick White's "Peter Plover's Party" John Arnold , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Script and Print , March vol. 37 no. 1 2013; (p. 40-44)
'Patrick White's one-act play "Peter Plover's Party" was written in the late thirties and first performed on 12 September 1937 in London along with another of his skits in the Arts Theatre Club review, "Copyright Reserved." It was also performed around the same time at a charity gala in a London hotel.1 Broadcaster and author, Herbert Farjeon, having liked the play when he saw it, bought it for a West End show he was organising entitled "Nine Sharp." The show opened at the Little Theatre on 26 January 1938 with the Australian actor Cyril Ritchard playing Peter Plover. "Nine Sharp" ran for more than a year with over four hundred performances.4 Its success was important for White. Having one sketch performed in a West End show did not mean he had made it as a writer. However, as he wrote to a friend the day after the opening performance, he was "a little further on the way.' (Author's abstract)
A Patrick White Sketch Joy W. Hooton , 1986 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 12 no. 3 1986; (p. 410)
Discusses a dramatic sketch ('Peter Plover's Party') by Patrick White written for a performance in London.
The True History of the Publication of Patrick White's "Peter Plover's Party" John Arnold , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Script and Print , March vol. 37 no. 1 2013; (p. 40-44)
'Patrick White's one-act play "Peter Plover's Party" was written in the late thirties and first performed on 12 September 1937 in London along with another of his skits in the Arts Theatre Club review, "Copyright Reserved." It was also performed around the same time at a charity gala in a London hotel.1 Broadcaster and author, Herbert Farjeon, having liked the play when he saw it, bought it for a West End show he was organising entitled "Nine Sharp." The show opened at the Little Theatre on 26 January 1938 with the Australian actor Cyril Ritchard playing Peter Plover. "Nine Sharp" ran for more than a year with over four hundred performances.4 Its success was important for White. Having one sketch performed in a West End show did not mean he had made it as a writer. However, as he wrote to a friend the day after the opening performance, he was "a little further on the way.' (Author's abstract)
A Patrick White Sketch Joy W. Hooton , 1986 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 12 no. 3 1986; (p. 410)
Discusses a dramatic sketch ('Peter Plover's Party') by Patrick White written for a performance in London.
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