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Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 The Lawsons
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Notes

  • According to performing arts consultant John Thomson, 'The Lawsons' has not been produced since its twelve performances in country New South Wales in 1950.
  • Based on the radio play of the same name and prequel to the radio play Blue Hills.

Production Details

  • World premiere produced by J. C. Williamson's at the Masonic Hall, Bathurst on 8 January 1950. Following the Bathurst production, the play toured for two performances each to Wellington, Dubbo, Parkes and Forbes during February 1950. Season directed by Vivian Edwards.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1950
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      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • John Thomson says that the National Library of Australia holds two typescripts of 'The Lawsons'. One has pencil markings indicating that it was used for rehearsals; the other appears to be the original.

        Source: 'The Mystery of "The Lawsons"', National Library of Australia News 16.5 (2006).

      Holdings

      Held at: National Library of Australia
      Location: Manuscript Section
      Local Id: MS 5783

Works about this Work

The Mystery of The Lawsons John Thomson , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , February vol. 16 no. 5 2006;
John Thomson uncovers the history of the stage performances of Gwen Meredith's play, 'The Lawsons'.
The Mystery of The Lawsons John Thomson , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , February vol. 16 no. 5 2006;
John Thomson uncovers the history of the stage performances of Gwen Meredith's play, 'The Lawsons'.
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