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Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 The Cockatoos
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Adaptations

The Cockatoos Andrew Hale , 2015 single work drama

'The Cockatoos is a tale of suburban secrets broken open to the light. A mob of wild cockatoos has descended on the neighbourhood. For some they bring life and renewal – but for others, death and destruction.

'Olive and Mick dance tentatively towards reconciliation. Eight year old Tim spends a night alone in the park. These two stories rise in a spiralling sarabande of exclusion and belonging.

'From the short story by Nobel laureate Patrick White, adapted for the stage by Andrew Hale, The Cockatoos is a quintessentially Australian tale from a master of the metaphysical.

'Happy Dagger Theatre, winner of two Blue Room Theatre Awards for Best Performance and Best Production for the boat goes over the mountain, present a story of seared beauty.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Kakaduud
Language: Estonian

Works about this Work

Nature, Man and the Tragic Sensibility in Patrick White's The Cockatoos Tathagata Das , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Academia : An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory , July vol. 3 no. 3 2014; (p. 73-77)
'Patrick White, the first and only Australian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature has to his credit a number of works of long fiction in which he has delved into the various aspects of human relationships. This paper, however, will focus on White’s collection of shorter fiction, The Cockatoos where he has dealt with the themes of the interactions of man and nature. The focus will be on three short stories in this collection, “A Woman’s Hand”, “Five Twenty” and “The Cockatoos” in which the writer has shown the tragic consequences of man’s interactions with nature and his fellow human beings in spite of their best intentions.' (Publication abstract)
y separately published work icon Prophete dans le desert : Essais sur Patrick White David Coad , Lille : Presses Universitaires de Septentrion , 1997 Z218660 1997 selected work criticism biography
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
More Burnt Ones : Patrick White's The Cockatoos Rose Marie Beston , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , November vol. 14 no. 2 1975; (p. 520-524)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
y separately published work icon Prophete dans le desert : Essais sur Patrick White David Coad , Lille : Presses Universitaires de Septentrion , 1997 Z218660 1997 selected work criticism biography
More Burnt Ones : Patrick White's The Cockatoos Rose Marie Beston , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , November vol. 14 no. 2 1975; (p. 520-524)
Nature, Man and the Tragic Sensibility in Patrick White's The Cockatoos Tathagata Das , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Academia : An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory , July vol. 3 no. 3 2014; (p. 73-77)
'Patrick White, the first and only Australian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature has to his credit a number of works of long fiction in which he has delved into the various aspects of human relationships. This paper, however, will focus on White’s collection of shorter fiction, The Cockatoos where he has dealt with the themes of the interactions of man and nature. The focus will be on three short stories in this collection, “A Woman’s Hand”, “Five Twenty” and “The Cockatoos” in which the writer has shown the tragic consequences of man’s interactions with nature and his fellow human beings in spite of their best intentions.' (Publication abstract)
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