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y separately published work icon Fire on the Wind single work   drama   - Three acts
Alternative title: The Bastard Country
Issue Details: First known date: 1959... 1959 Fire on the Wind
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Notes

  • Although initially titled The Bastard County, and published under that title in 1963, the play was first brought before the public as Fire on the Wind in late 1959.

Production Details

  • 1959: Playhouse Theatre, Sydney (6-14 Nov.). Produced by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Director Robin Lovejoy.- Cast. Frank Waters, Neva Carr-Glynn, Grant Taylor, Patricia Conolly.

    1959: Union Theatre, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild (ca. Nov/Dec.). Cast and production mostly as for previous Sydney season.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      ca. 1959 .
      Extent: 101 leaves in various foliationsp.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Note on title page: 'Title changed to Fire on the Wind, after production was commenced by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, 1959.'

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H0305
Alternative title: The Bastard Country : A Drama in Three Acts

Works about this Work

What's a Man to Do? Images of Rural Australian Masculinities in Three Plays of the 1950s : Reedy River, The Bastard Country and Lola Montez Adrian Kiernander , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 46 2005; (p. 38-57)
The article examines the features of masculinity as they appear in three plays from the 1950s set in rural Australia - an environment conventionally regarded as a place of authenticy for men - and discusses the uses to which these depictions of masculinity are put. The aims of the article are in part dramaturgical: 'to think about the relationship between the scripts of the plays and the time in which they were first performed, and to ask questions about how these plays worked in relation to changing possibilities for the performance of gender' (38).
Modern Australian Drama : An Outsider's View Irene Gronowski , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 5 no. 2 1961; (p. 67-74)
Untitled Lindsey Browne , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 1959;

— Review of Fire on the Wind Anthony Coburn , 1959 single work drama
Untitled Barbara Selby , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , September vol. 31 no. 3 1959; (p. 118-120)

— Review of Fire on the Wind Anthony Coburn , 1959 single work drama
Untitled Barbara Selby , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , September vol. 31 no. 3 1959; (p. 118-120)

— Review of Fire on the Wind Anthony Coburn , 1959 single work drama
Untitled Lindsey Browne , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 1959;

— Review of Fire on the Wind Anthony Coburn , 1959 single work drama
What's a Man to Do? Images of Rural Australian Masculinities in Three Plays of the 1950s : Reedy River, The Bastard Country and Lola Montez Adrian Kiernander , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 46 2005; (p. 38-57)
The article examines the features of masculinity as they appear in three plays from the 1950s set in rural Australia - an environment conventionally regarded as a place of authenticy for men - and discusses the uses to which these depictions of masculinity are put. The aims of the article are in part dramaturgical: 'to think about the relationship between the scripts of the plays and the time in which they were first performed, and to ask questions about how these plays worked in relation to changing possibilities for the performance of gender' (38).
Modern Australian Drama : An Outsider's View Irene Gronowski , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 5 no. 2 1961; (p. 67-74)
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