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Issue Details: First known date: 1936-1959... 1936-1959 The Golden Cockerel : A Radio Play
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In The Golden Cockerel we saw an Alexander Pushkin self-consciously aware of his gifts as a poet, viewing himself as a golden cockerel who shall by his crowing warn the world of dangers to its liberty. Then, by the weaknesses of the flesh-namely, mad jealousy of his beautiful wife-he dies after a duel in the knowledge that he has been reduced to a vulgar gamecock. Both here and in Balzac was exemplified the man of genius, divine ambition and heroic ideals, in conflict with his own material nature, which brought him down - but only after resistance. (Leslie Rees The Making of Australian Drama: A Historical and Critical Survey from the 1830s to the 1970s (1973): 190)



Production Details

  • First broadcast (on 5AN) on Monday 26 November 1951, from 7pm, as part of the series 'Radio Repertory'.

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      1936-1959 .
      Extent: 38 leavesp.
      Description: Typescript (photocopy)


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1615
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