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y separately published work icon The Sentimental Bloke single work   musical theatre   - Two acts
Note: Based on the poems of C.J. Dennis; book by Nancy Brown and Lloyd Thomson ; lyrics by Nancy Brown, Albert Arlen, Lloyd Thomson and C.J. Dennis ; music by Albert Arlen.
Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 The Sentimental Bloke
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon The Sentimental Bloke Alan Burke , ( dir. Alan Burke ) Melbourne : ABC Television , 1976 Z1862884 1976 single work film/TV satire Timed to honour the centenary of C.J. Dennis's birth, this version of 'The Bloke' is based on the Nancy Brown/Albert Arlen musical. Blundell who starred as 'The Bloke' in this film went on to write his own adaptation for the stage.

Notes

  • A sound recording was made by the ABC and a television adaptation by Alan Burke of the musical was produced in 1976 by ABC-TV.
  • Adapted for the 1985 ballet produced by the Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House May 1995 and revived in 2002. Choreography by Robert Ray with music arranged by John Lanchbery from the Albert Arlen musical.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1961
Notes:
Selections from the work were published by Chappell in Sydney in 1961.

Works about this Work

The All-Singing, All Dancing Bloke : The After-Lifes of C.J. Dennis' 'Songs of the Sentimental Bloke' Philip Butterss , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 146-153)
An Australian Bloke : Albet Arlen and His Musicals John Thomson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , November vol. 15 no. 2 2004; (p. 19-21)
John Thomson discusses the career of the Australian composer and dramatist Albert Arlen.
Ned, Juanita and the Gang! John Thomson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , May vol. 13 no. 8 2003; (p. 3-6)
Changing Scenery : The Central Character on the Australian Stage Hilary Beaton , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Defining Acts : Australia on Stage : A Centenary of Federation Exhibition Celebrating the Australian Character on the Popular Stage over the Past 100 Years 2001; (p. 26-33)
‘The marking of the Centenary of Federation is more than just a celebration of past events. Coming of age involves part memory, part invention. The process is to recover, restore and even fabricate the monuments of social history. Landmarks, whether geographical, social or political, are cherished for the ways in which they trigger memories and shape the collective consciousness, this deepening our sense of ourselves as a race, a community or a nation. History resurrected can breathe new life into the established norms and force a reconsideration of assumptions.’ (p. 26)
Untitled M. Ozburn , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Campaign Australia , no. 122 1986; (p. 46)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke Nancy Brown , Lloyd Thomson , Albert Arlen , 1961 single work musical theatre
In Search of Simple Sentiment Brian Hoad , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 April vol. 103 no. 5362 1983; (p. 82)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke Nancy Brown , Lloyd Thomson , Albert Arlen , 1961 single work musical theatre
The Bloke's Sentimental Journey to the Q Colin Menzies , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 April 1983; (p. 83)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke Nancy Brown , Lloyd Thomson , Albert Arlen , 1961 single work musical theatre
The Sentimental Bloke Returns to the Stage Rosalind Reines , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 March 1983; (p. 40)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke Nancy Brown , Lloyd Thomson , Albert Arlen , 1961 single work musical theatre
Untitled H. G. Kippax , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 April 1983; (p. 8)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke Nancy Brown , Lloyd Thomson , Albert Arlen , 1961 single work musical theatre
Untitled J. Waites , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: National Times , 15-21 April 1983; (p. 33)

— Review of The Sentimental Bloke Nancy Brown , Lloyd Thomson , Albert Arlen , 1961 single work musical theatre
Ned, Juanita and the Gang! John Thomson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , May vol. 13 no. 8 2003; (p. 3-6)
An Australian Bloke : Albet Arlen and His Musicals John Thomson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , November vol. 15 no. 2 2004; (p. 19-21)
John Thomson discusses the career of the Australian composer and dramatist Albert Arlen.
Changing Scenery : The Central Character on the Australian Stage Hilary Beaton , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Defining Acts : Australia on Stage : A Centenary of Federation Exhibition Celebrating the Australian Character on the Popular Stage over the Past 100 Years 2001; (p. 26-33)
‘The marking of the Centenary of Federation is more than just a celebration of past events. Coming of age involves part memory, part invention. The process is to recover, restore and even fabricate the monuments of social history. Landmarks, whether geographical, social or political, are cherished for the ways in which they trigger memories and shape the collective consciousness, this deepening our sense of ourselves as a race, a community or a nation. History resurrected can breathe new life into the established norms and force a reconsideration of assumptions.’ (p. 26)
The All-Singing, All Dancing Bloke : The After-Lifes of C.J. Dennis' 'Songs of the Sentimental Bloke' Philip Butterss , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 146-153)
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