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Issue Details: First known date: 1952... 1952 A Spring Song : A Comedy
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  • First performed by the Twelfth Night Theatre Company at the Gowire Hall, Brisbane, 25-29 August 1958. Performed at the Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, 1958. Also performed at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Mermaid Theatre, London and in Oxford in 1964. Produced by the Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney, April 1983 and by Playbox Theatre Company, Melbourne, 1984

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1952 .
      Extent: 56 l.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts
      Local Id: H1131
First known date: 1958
    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1961 .
      Extent: 75p.
      Note/s:
      • Author's note:'This play is not a tragedy; its performance must be based on observation and objectivity....'
      • Introduction by Eunice Hanger, p.1-17.
      Series: y separately published work icon Contemporary Australian Plays Z1308650 1958 series - publisher y separately published work icon US 1 Worksheets Princeton : US 1 Poets' Cooperative , 1973- 8859387 1973 periodical (2 issues)

      A long-running American poetry periodical.

    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Melbourne, Victoria,: Currency Press ; Playbox Theatre , 1985 .
      Extent: 61, viiip.p.
      Note/s:
      • Cover design by Jennie Tate.
      ISBN: 0868191353
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Lyrical Mix of Word and Movement Ann Nugent , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 April 1994; (p. 17)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
[Review Essay] A Spring Song : A Comedy Christopher Bedloe , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , May no. 130 1994; (p. 36)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
A Salute to Gumnut Realism Paul McGillick , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 15 October 1993; (p. 9)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
Poetry in an Outback Spring Pamela Payne , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 October 1993; (p. 127)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
[Review Essay] A Spring Song : A Comedy Alison Cotes , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 August 1988;

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
A Salute to Gumnut Realism Paul McGillick , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 15 October 1993; (p. 9)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
[Review Essay] A Spring Song : A Comedy Marguerite I. Birch , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 30 no. 3 1958; (p. 122-123)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
[Review Essay] A Spring Song : A Comedy H. G. Kippax , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 April 1983; (p. 14)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
The Bloke's Sentimental Journey to the Q Colin Menzies , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 April 1983;

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
[Review Essay] A Spring Song : A Comedy Geoffrey Hutton , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 November 1985; (p. 10)

— Review of A Spring Song : A Comedy Ray Mathew , 1952 single work drama
Culture in Australia - The Year's Clip 1958 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Affairs Bulletin , 15 December vol. 23 no. 4 1958; (p. 51-64)
Edinburgh Success 1964 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 September vol. 86 no. 4413 1964; (p. 13)
Forgotten Poetic Sensibilities : The Plays of Charles Jury and Ray Mathew J. S. Ryan , 1986 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian Drama 1920-1955 : Papers Presented to a Conference at the University of New England, Armidale, September 1-4, 1984 1986; (p. 71-88)
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