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Pioneer Players The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson

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ISBN-10: 0521456444

ISBN-13: 9780521456449

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Fitzpatrick

List price: $48.99
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This is a dual biography, the story of Louis Esson, the distinguished playwright who has been called 'the father of Australian drama', and his wife Hilda, who did her own pioneering in the theatre and in public health. The plays they wrote and performed reflected the drama of their lives: creative angst, intellectual conflict, untimely death, romantic entanglement, jealousy and despair. Yet Peter Fitzpatrick's book is more than a good read. As a critical appraisal of Louis Esson's plays and an exploration of the relationships the Essons had with well known literary and theatrical figures in Australia and overseas, the book is an exploration of a developing Australian culture and identity.…    
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Prologue
Bohemia
Ormond
Emerald
Broadway
Bloomsbury
Various Stages
Mallacoota
Carlton
Hawthorn
Various Suburbs
Sydney
Hampton
Epilogue