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y The Mayne Inheritance : A Play single work   drama   thriller   - Forty seven scenes
Adaptation of The Mayne Inheritance Rosamond Siemon 1997 single work biography
Note: Adapted from The Mayne Inheritance by Rosamond Siemon and other sources.
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Mayne Inheritance : A Play
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A grisly murder, inherited madness, and a family in ruins…

'Patrick Mayne was a poor Irishman who emigrated to Australia in the first half of the twentieth century. Settling in Brisbane, he built his fortune as a butcher, landowner, and town councillor, and left an extraordinary legacy: a deathbed confession of murder that had a profound impact on the lives of his wife, his children and the colonial society he helped to build.

'Inspired by the book The Mayne Inheritance by Rosamond Siemon, Errol O’Neill has crafted a taught psychological thriller that reverberates through several generations of the Mayne family and the society they generously supported.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Errol O'Neill was commissioned by former La Boite artistic director Sue Rider in 1999, to write this drama.
  • Author's note: Ultimately, playwrights don't and can't deal definitively with questions of proving what happened or didn't happen, or why. The dramatist's task is to search out possible explanations for action, ponder on the motivations of characters, and speculate about the clashes of will between characters and the outcomes of those clashes...The Mayne Inheritance - a play - does not claim to present the definitive version of the story of the Mayne family. It is rather an attempt to gather the threads of the story which are known or knowable, combine these with other thematic considerations, and put them all into a broad social and historical context, ultimately saying something about the human condition. pp.9-10.

Production Details

  • First produced as a La Boite Theatre Company commission at The Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove Village, Brisbane, 13 May - 5 June 2004. Director: Sean Mee.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Patrick Buckridge , 2004 single work criticism (p. 4-8)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2004
    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2004 .
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      Extent: 176p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes a Chronology (pp.160-173) and a Select Bibliography (pp.174-176).
      • Writer's note - Errol O'Neill, March 2004.(pp.9-11).
      • Introduction by Patrick Buckridge (q.v.), Griffith University. April 2004. (pp.4-8).
      • Biography - Errol O'Neill (p.12).
      ISBN: 0908156812
  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Play Bundle # 1 Playlab , 6365610 2013 selected work drama Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2013

Works about this Work

Drama King Brett Debritz , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 19 - 25 May no. 491 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
Spirited Irish Bellowing No Match for Threadbare Production Martin Buzacott , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 May 2004; (p. 7)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
Rich, Rewarding Story of Murder and Madness Gillian Wills , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 May 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
Tales of Naked City Pack 'em in Rosemary Sorensen , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 May 2004; (p. 13)
At this Rate You Can Kiss Them Goodbye Debra Aldred , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 May 2004; (p. 8)
Mayne Man Phil Brown , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 May no. 490 2004; (p. 35)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
Rich, Rewarding Story of Murder and Madness Gillian Wills , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 May 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
Spirited Irish Bellowing No Match for Threadbare Production Martin Buzacott , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 May 2004; (p. 7)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
Drama King Brett Debritz , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 19 - 25 May no. 491 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of The Mayne Inheritance : A Play Errol O'Neill 2004 single work drama
At this Rate You Can Kiss Them Goodbye Debra Aldred , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 May 2004; (p. 8)
Tales of Naked City Pack 'em in Rosemary Sorensen , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 May 2004; (p. 13)
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