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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960
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* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 : Introduction, Susan Pfisterer , single work criticism (p. v-xxvi)
The Apple, Inez Bensusan , single work drama (p. 1-28)
Morning Sacrifice, Dymphna Cusack , single work drama

'Set in the staff room of an all-girl school, 'Morning Sacrifice' interrogates the stifling sexual morality of post-War Australia. The all female cast are divided by the conflict between a waning Victorian sensibility and the sexual freedom of the coming age.

'The play is a powerful critique of how women’s sexuality was controlled by law, and hostility between women formed a barrier to emancipation.'

(Source: publisher's blurb)

(p. 29-108)
Forward One, Katharine Susannah Prichard , single work drama (p. 109-124)
No Family, Miles Franklin , single work drama (p. 125-142)
Here Under Heaven, Mona Brand , single work drama (p. 143-208)
Flood, Eunice Hanger , single work drama

A family is trapped by rising flood waters.

(p. 209-272)
Jane, My Love, Catherine Shepherd , single work drama

The main theme of the play is the clash between Jane Franklin, a woman of outstanding character and advanced ideas, and the Colonial Secretary, John Montague, leader of the autocratic officials.

Deals with the clashes between Sir John Franklin and the remnants of the 'Arthur Faction', principally the Colonial Secretary and the Chief Police Magistrate. Franklin's position is made the worse by a well-meaning but thoughtless Private Secretary....The Colonial Secretary is upheld and Franklin is disgraced and recalled, but his influence, in the form of the work he has done and the work of his wife, 'Jane, My Love', for the Colony, compensate for his official humiliation. Lady Jane Franklin is the dominating character who by her charm, poise, intellect and vision of the future commands respect, attention and affection. (The Campbell Howard Annotated Index of Australian Plays 1920-1955 (1993) edited by Jack Bedson and Julian Croft (1993):341)

(p. 273-358)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1999 .
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      Extent: xxvi, 358p.p.
      Description: ports.
      ISBN: 0868195766

Works about this Work

Marriage 'Among the Murkans' Janet Lee , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , December vol. 26 no. 70 2011; (p. 469-483)
'Stella Miles Franklin (1879-1954) is best known for contributions to a uniquely Australian literary tradition. However, during her American years (1906-1915) when she worked in Chicago with the National Women's Trade Union League, Franklin wrote much unpublished fiction in the New Woman literary genre common to early-twentieth-century US women's traditions. This paper focuses on two such little-known unpublished stories: 'Uncle Robert's Wedding Present' (1908) and 'Teaching Him' (1909), discussing ways their entanglements with questions of marriage and economics are grounded in Franklin's work and personal life and in the intellectual influences that shaped her writing.' (p. 469)
Untitled Helen Thomson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 36 2000; (p. 143-147)

— Review of Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999 anthology drama ; Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 selected work criticism
Twin Volumes Thérèse Radic , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 221 2000; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999 anthology drama ; Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 selected work criticism
Beginning to Bear Fruit Michelle Arrow , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 158 2000; (p. 124-125)

— Review of Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999 anthology drama ; Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 selected work criticism
Beginning to Bear Fruit Michelle Arrow , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 158 2000; (p. 124-125)

— Review of Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999 anthology drama ; Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 selected work criticism
Twin Volumes Thérèse Radic , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 221 2000; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999 anthology drama ; Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 selected work criticism
Untitled Helen Thomson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 36 2000; (p. 143-147)

— Review of Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999 anthology drama ; Playing with Ideas : Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties Susan Pfisterer , Carolyn Pickett , 1999 selected work criticism
Marriage 'Among the Murkans' Janet Lee , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , December vol. 26 no. 70 2011; (p. 469-483)
'Stella Miles Franklin (1879-1954) is best known for contributions to a uniquely Australian literary tradition. However, during her American years (1906-1915) when she worked in Chicago with the National Women's Trade Union League, Franklin wrote much unpublished fiction in the New Woman literary genre common to early-twentieth-century US women's traditions. This paper focuses on two such little-known unpublished stories: 'Uncle Robert's Wedding Present' (1908) and 'Teaching Him' (1909), discussing ways their entanglements with questions of marriage and economics are grounded in Franklin's work and personal life and in the intellectual influences that shaped her writing.' (p. 469)
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