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Men without wives / by Henrietta Drake-Brockman ; foreword by Dr. Stephen Carleton
Bib ID 7132223
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Drake-Brockman, H. (Henrietta), 1901-1968, author
 
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the State Library of Queensland, National Library of Australia. 
Description South Brisbane B.C., Qld : Playlab, [2012] 
1 online resource (104 pages) 
Series

New Vintage.

Technical Details

text file : PDF : 1.27MB 

Summary

Northern Australia, the dirt, the heat, the loneliness, everything about it says that it's man's country. The men 'round these parts are rougher, tougher, and louder than any other men in the country. The women up there are even more so. Ma Bates and her daughters are the only white woman for at least a hundred miles, until now. Men Without Wives is an Australian drama where the landscape is as much a character as the cast themselves. Soaked with local slang and vernacular, this play perfectly showcases life in the Northern Territory in the early 1930s. It captures the people, the problems, the humour and the relationships between men and women, older and younger generations, different races and different ways of life. Life in the North can be tough, but some would rather die than leave it behind.

Notes

Men Without Wives was first produced for the Sydney Players Club by Mr. S. R.Irving at St James's Hall, Phillip Street, Sydney, on Saturday, 30th April, 1938.

Playlab acknowledges the assistance of The Ian Potter Foundation.

Contains biographical information.

Subjects Women -- Northern Territory -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama.  |  Northern Territory -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Carleton, Stephen, 1968- writer of introduction, writer of foreword  |  Ian Potter Foundation
Copyright information Men Without Wives © Henrietta Drake-Brockman Introduction © Stephen Carleton 

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