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y separately published work icon Plays of the 60s : Volume 1 anthology   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Plays of the 60s : Volume 1
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'This collection includes: The Well (1960) by Jack McKinney, a rustic comedy in the Steele Rudd tradition set in Queensland; Burst of Summer (1960) by Oriel Gray is a realist play dealing with racial prejudice and is based on the brief success of the Aboriginal actress Ngarla Kunoth, who played Jedda in the Chauvel film; The Season at Sarsaparilla (1962), Patrick White's poetic satire examining the inevitable cycle of birth, copulation and death; White called it a 'charade of suburbia'; and The Promised Woman by Theodore Patrikareas which had its first stage production in Sydney in 1963 and is possibly the first play by a post-war immigrant staged in Australia. The play portrays migrants adapting to their new country and finding new identities and was adapted for the screen in 1974. (1 act, 2 women)' (Publication summary)


* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Currency Press , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Burst of Summer, Oriel Gray , single work drama radio play
Conflict erupts when white townsfolk decide to build houses and move the Indigenous residents of the 'The Flats' into them.
The Well, J. P. McKinney , single work drama
A country comedy that testifies to the impending end of the cultural isolation of rural life.
The Season at Sarsaparilla : A Charade of Suburbia in Two Acts, Patrick White , single work drama
The Promised Woman, Theodore Patrikareas , single work drama

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