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Australian Plays For The Colonial Stage 1834-1899 -edited by- Richard Fotheringham (The Academy
Editions of Australian Literature). ISBN 0702234885. The scripts of nine colonial plays, one of them in two versions. Plays are:
'The Bushrangers' (Henry Melville); 'The Kelly Gang' (Henry Melville); 'Life in Sydney' (1843) (a scurrilous satire);
'Arabin, or The Adventures of a Settler' (1849) (a pioneering romance); The South-Sea Sisters (1866) (a short choral
masque; a proto-nationalistic pantomime in Melbourne and Sydney versions 'The House That Jack Built' (1869 and 1871);
a city murder-mystery 'Hazard' (1872); a comic-horror saga of a bush heroine 'For £60,000' (1874) and the first
Australian stage classic, adapted in 1886 from Marcus Clarke's novel 'For The Term of His Natural Life'.
Explanatory notes and introductions. Over 50 illustrations. (University of Queensland Press. Brisbane. 2006)
NEW book. Softcover book. 800 pages. Still sealed in plastic. Plastic seal is torn in front. No marks
on the book cover. NEW. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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