Constance Drinkwater and the final days of Somerset

Carleton, Stephen Constance Drinkwater and the final days of Somerset. Edited by Kathryn Kelly Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia: Playlab Press, 2006.

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Author Carleton, Stephen
Title Constance Drinkwater and the final days of Somerset
Place of Publication Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia
Publisher Playlab Press
Publication year 2006
Sub-type Creative work
ISBN 9780908156986
0908156987
Language eng
Editor Kathryn Kelly
Start page 1
End page 110
Total number of pages 110
Subjects 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Formatted Abstract/Summary It is 1899 and only the resolve of Lady Constance Drinkwater has kept the Far North Queensland settlement of Somerset from crumbling. Beset by storms, ill-luck and a mysterious disease that has killed all but two of Constance's children, it is the arrival of strangers - anthropologist Professor Cornelius Crabbe and his companion, Mr Hop Lee - that sets in motion the final catastrophic days of Somerset.

Stephen Carleton's award-winning play is a post-colonial melodrama, hilarious and sad in equal measure, and a proud addition to the growing genre of Australian gothic.

Performance: Queensland Theatre Company, Bille Brown Studio, Brisbane. 13 July-5 August 2006
Keyword Australian
North Queensland
Play
Recorded/Rendered Creative Works - Performance
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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