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Adaptation of The Naked Island Russell Braddon , 1952 single work autobiography
Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts
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Production Details

  • First produced at the Liverpool Playhouse, England and then moved to the Arts Theatre, London, 29 Setember 1960. Also produced in Australia. Radio adaptation (not traced) produced on the ABC 12 November 1979.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Plays of the Year, Volume 22 J. C. Trewin (editor), London : Elek , 1961 Z817796 1961 anthology drama London : Elek , 1961
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Evans ,
      1961 .
      Extent: 70p.
      Description: illus., plans.

Works about this Work

Remembering Masculinities in the Theatre of War Jonathan Bollen , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 46 2005; (p. 3-19)
Surveys post-war theatrical productions of plays which articulate men's experiences at war and back home. '...this article explores the propagation of gender anxieties in performance during the post-war period of suburban expansion. In contrast with more recent productions which have sought to celebrate the survival, ingenuity and achievements of Australian men at war, productions from the post-war period were less overtly nationalistic and less assertively masculinist. ... post-war productions celebrated less the heroism of men at war than the nostalgia of their returning home' (3).
Fractious Beast James Murphy , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 March vol. 86 no. 4387 1964; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts Russell Braddon , 1961 single work drama autobiography
Journey's End in Changi Brek , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 27 January 1962; (p. 19-20)

— Review of The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts Russell Braddon , 1961 single work drama autobiography
Drama in Sydney A. K. Stout , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 34 no. 1 1962; (p. 124-126)

— Review of The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts Russell Braddon , 1961 single work drama autobiography
Drama in Sydney A. K. Stout , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 34 no. 1 1962; (p. 124-126)

— Review of The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts Russell Braddon , 1961 single work drama autobiography
Journey's End in Changi Brek , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 27 January 1962; (p. 19-20)

— Review of The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts Russell Braddon , 1961 single work drama autobiography
Fractious Beast James Murphy , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 March vol. 86 no. 4387 1964; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Naked Island : A Play in Three Acts Russell Braddon , 1961 single work drama autobiography
Remembering Masculinities in the Theatre of War Jonathan Bollen , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 46 2005; (p. 3-19)
Surveys post-war theatrical productions of plays which articulate men's experiences at war and back home. '...this article explores the propagation of gender anxieties in performance during the post-war period of suburban expansion. In contrast with more recent productions which have sought to celebrate the survival, ingenuity and achievements of Australian men at war, productions from the post-war period were less overtly nationalistic and less assertively masculinist. ... post-war productions celebrated less the heroism of men at war than the nostalgia of their returning home' (3).
Last amended 23 Aug 2017 14:08:56
Subjects:
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    Singapore,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Changi,
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    Singapore,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1940s
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