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Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 The Cell : A Play
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The Cell is set in a convent of an order which cares for delinquent girls; girls who are considered by court and welfare authorities to be worth the risk of more temrate treatment. Although they are released into the bond of the nuns rather than being sent to prison, in appearance the convent is little different. It too is a place of high walls, shadows, locked doors and carried keys.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon The Swallow's Nest Graham Woodford , ( dir. Henric Hirsh ) London : BBC TV , 1968 Z1517549 1968 single work film/TV Based on Robert Wales's play The Cell, The Swallow's Nest is set in the convent of an order that cares for girls whom the court and welfare authorities consider redeemable. Although the girls are released into the bond of the nuns rather than being jailed, in appearance the convent is little different from a prison. It too is a place of high walls, shadows, locked doors, and carried keys.

Production Details

  • This play premiered at the Independent Theatre, Sydney, 24 February 1966. Director: Peter Summerton.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1966
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Evans Brothers ,
      1971 .
      Extent: [5], 87, [3]p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Robert Wales.
      ISBN: 0237749645
      Series: Evans Drama Library series - publisher

Works about this Work

Australian Drama : The Outlook in 1967 Leslie Rees , 1967 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 37 1967; (p. 39-44)
Playwriting : No Instant Way 1966 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 February vol. 88 no. 4485 1966; (p. 42-43)
Nuns' Fret Brek , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 5 March 1966; (p. 19-20)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Power Struggle Phillip Adams , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 September vol. 88 no. 4514 1966; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Empty Cell Robert Ward , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 August vol. 88 no. 4509 1966; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Hothouse Madeleine Haydon , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 March vol. 88 no. 4488 1966; (p. 40)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Empty Cell Robert Ward , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 August vol. 88 no. 4509 1966; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Power Struggle Phillip Adams , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 September vol. 88 no. 4514 1966; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Nuns' Fret Brek , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 5 March 1966; (p. 19-20)

— Review of The Cell : A Play Robert Wales , 1966 single work drama
Australian Drama : The Outlook in 1967 Leslie Rees , 1967 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 37 1967; (p. 39-44)
Playwriting : No Instant Way 1966 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 February vol. 88 no. 4485 1966; (p. 42-43)
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