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Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Three Australian Plays
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Three Australian Plays : Introduction, Alrene Sykes , single work criticism (p. 9-23)
The One Day of the Year, Alan Seymour , single work drama

'Undoubtedly one of Australia's favourite plays, the One Day of the Year explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution - Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations - but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousness of youth; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.'

(Description from publishers website)

(p. 25-96)
Note: Rev. ed.
Ned Kelly : A Play, Douglas Stewart , single work drama (p. 97-236)
The Tower, Hal Porter , single work drama (p. 237-311)
* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The One Day of the Year, Alan Seymour , single work drama

'Undoubtedly one of Australia's favourite plays, the One Day of the Year explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution - Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations - but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousness of youth; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.'

(Description from publishers website)

(p. 25-96)
Ned Kelly : A Play, Douglas Stewart , single work drama (p. 97-236)
The Tower, Hal Porter , single work drama (p. 237-311)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1985 .
      Extent: 311p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      ISBN: 0140482067
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1994 .
      Extent: 311p.
      Edition info: New rev. ed.
      ISBN: 0140482393 (pbk.)

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.

Works about this Work

Black Comedy J. Murphy , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 July vol. 86 no. 4402 1964; (p. 44)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled J. C. Trewin , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Illustrated London News , 7 March 1964; (p. 36)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
The New Dramatists : Or, Goodbye to All That M. Armstrong , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 April vol. 85 no. 4338 1963; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled Hugh Hunt , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 15 June 1963; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled Scrutarius , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 29 no. 7 1963; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled Colin Ballantyne , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April vol. 2 no. 6 1963; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled Scrutarius , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 29 no. 7 1963; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled Hugh Hunt , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 15 June 1963; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
The New Dramatists : Or, Goodbye to All That M. Armstrong , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 April vol. 85 no. 4338 1963; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
Untitled J. C. Trewin , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Illustrated London News , 7 March 1964; (p. 36)

— Review of Three Australian Plays Hal Porter , Alan Seymour , Douglas Stewart , 1963 selected work drama
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