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Issue Details: First known date: 1921... 1921 Australian Drama
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  • Report about the August 1921 programme of the Australian Literature Society which had as its focus 'reading and criticising Australian drama'. R. A. Broinowski, 'in the role of critic', gave an overview of Australian drama, obviously freely judging recent plays. He praised some of them, but considered 'the standard on the whole of Australian drama to be low'.

    The unsigned report closes: 'In concluding, Mr Broinowski said that the Australian drama was not yet worthy of our people. No great Australian playwright had yet appeared, but it was useless to give the work already done extravagant praise. The work of a dramatist once published, is open to fair criticism, and not coloured because the work is Australian.'

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  • 1776-1921
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