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Issue Details: First known date: 1956... 1956 The Multi-Coloured Umbrella
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form y separately published work icon The Multi-Coloured Umbrella George F. Kerr , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1958 Z1867086 1958 single work film/TV

According to contemporary newspapers, The Multi-coloured Umbrella follows on from The Passionate Pianist:

A.B.C. T-viewers met the family, bookmaker Kevin Donnelly and his sons Ben and Joe, several weeks ago in 'The Passionate Pianist'–Miss Vernon's latest play.

In the 'Umbrella', Joe has married, his marriage is on the rocks but he won't admit there's anything wrong.

Brother Ben, however, sees the problem as a realist.

The outcome?

Miss Vernon has written two endings–one for Inverell, where she first produced the play with the 2NZ dramatic society, which she founded, and one for Melbourne and Sydney audiences.

Source:

'A Bookie's Ad. Led to a Play', Sydney Morning Herald, 6 November 1957, p.9.

form y separately published work icon The Multi-coloured Umbrella Barbara Vernon , Australia : ABC Radio National , 1960 7635773 1960 single work radio play

Production Details

  • First produced at the Little Theatre, South Yarra, Vic.

    First professional production by J C Williamson, opened 9 November 1957, at the Royal Theatre, Sydney; later at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: ca. 1956
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Theatregoer (Supplement) no. 3 February-April 1961 Z620504 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 27-42
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Plays of the 50s [Volume Two] Katharine Brisbane (editor), Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004 Z1174485 2004 anthology drama Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004 pg. 1-52
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      Extent: 52p.
      Description: Typescript (carbon copy).
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1808

Works about this Work

White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004 Jonathan Bollen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 62-74)
In an overview of films and dramas that feature sea and beach life, 'the plays discussed in this chapter envisage a different relation between masculinity and environment from that of the Bush realist plays. This new relation is one in which an exposure to the sea and the sky has a resolutive effect on men who are somehow incapacitated or incomplete' (71).
Multi-Coloured Balderdash 1958 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 January 1958, 2 1958;
The Multi-Colored Umbrella 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 January vol. 79 no. 4064 1958; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Multi-Coloured Umbrella Barbara Vernon , 1956 single work drama
Australian Drama and Theatre 1958 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Affairs Bulletin , July vol. 22 no. 7 1958; (p. 115-128)
The Multi-Colored Umbrella 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 November vol. 78 no. 4057 1957; (p. 24)

— Review of The Multi-Coloured Umbrella Barbara Vernon , 1956 single work drama
The Multi-Colored Umbrella 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 November vol. 78 no. 4057 1957; (p. 24)

— Review of The Multi-Coloured Umbrella Barbara Vernon , 1956 single work drama
The Multi-Colored Umbrella 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 January vol. 79 no. 4064 1958; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Multi-Coloured Umbrella Barbara Vernon , 1956 single work drama
White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004 Jonathan Bollen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 62-74)
In an overview of films and dramas that feature sea and beach life, 'the plays discussed in this chapter envisage a different relation between masculinity and environment from that of the Bush realist plays. This new relation is one in which an exposure to the sea and the sky has a resolutive effect on men who are somehow incapacitated or incomplete' (71).
Multi-Coloured Balderdash 1958 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 January 1958, 2 1958;
Australian Drama and Theatre 1958 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Affairs Bulletin , July vol. 22 no. 7 1958; (p. 115-128)
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