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y separately published work icon Mrs Pretty and the Premier single work   drama   humour   - Three acts
  • Author:agent Arthur H. Adams http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adams-arthur-h
Issue Details: First known date: 1912... 1912 Mrs Pretty and the Premier
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Adaptations

y separately published work icon Mrs Pretty and the Premier Edmund Barclay , 1951 1951 (Manuscript version)x401029 Z894971 1951 single work radio play humour

Radio version of Arthur H. Adams's play, adapted by Edmund Barclay.

According to the Age:

Premier William Power's career faces ruin when, on the eve of the introduction of a bill aimed against big land owners, it is discovered that Mrs. Pretty, a young widow, and one of the land owners likely to be affected, had spent the night In the Premier's office — the night when he himself had not gone home.

Source:

[Radio guide], The Age, 1 March 1951, p.3.

Notes

  • According to the author, this play was written in 1912.

Production Details

  • First produced by Melbourne Repertory Theatre, Athaneum Hall, Melbourne, 26 September 1914. Also produced in Sydney in 1914 and, under the title 'The Division Bell', in Birmingham, UK, 1915 and at Her Majesty's Theatre, London in 1916.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1912

Works about this Work

Forebears of "The Doll" Eunice Hanger , 1957 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 18 no. 1 1957; (p. 29-33)
The Drama in Australia George S. Beeby , 1932 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 April vol. 4 no. 4 1932; (p. 52)
The Australian Play Louis Esson , 1914 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 November vol. 35 no. 1812 1914; (p. 2)
The Drama in Australia George S. Beeby , 1932 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 April vol. 4 no. 4 1932; (p. 52)
Forebears of "The Doll" Eunice Hanger , 1957 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 18 no. 1 1957; (p. 29-33)
The Australian Play Louis Esson , 1914 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 November vol. 35 no. 1812 1914; (p. 2)
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