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Daily Herald, 28 June 1919, p.2
The Tragedy On Our Selection single work   drama   sketch (theatrical)   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1919... 1919 The Tragedy On Our Selection
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Believed to be a spoof on either or both the Steele Rudd stories about Dad Rudd and his family's life on a small rural selection (property) or the stage version (On Our Selection) which was first staged by Bert Bailey and Albert Edmunds in 1912. They went on to revive the play numerous times over the forthcoming years. Given that Redgrave was closely associated with both men for some period after returning to Australian in 1909 (when he joined William Anderson's Famous Dramatic Company), it would not unreasonable to suspect that he decided to have a little fun at their expense.



Production Details

  • 1919: King's Theatre, Adelaide; 15 July. Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd. - Cast: Roy Redgrave, Marie D'Alton.

      • Presented as part of Redgrave's farewell benefit.

    1919: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne; 19-26 July. Director Roy Redgrave; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd. Troupe: Roy Redgrave and Co. - Cast: Roy Redgrave, Marie D'Alton.

  • Entries connected with this record have been sourced from on-going historical research into Australian-written theatre and film being conducted by Dr Clay Djubal.

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