George Landen Dann: a dramatic history in Queensland

Davis, Susan (2016) George Landen Dann: a dramatic history in Queensland. Fryer Folios, 10 1: 21-23.

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Author Davis, Susan
Title George Landen Dann: a dramatic history in Queensland
Journal name Fryer Folios
ISSN 1834-1004
1834-1012
Publication date 2016-02
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 10
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 23
Total pages 3
Place of publication St Lucia, Qld.
Publisher University of Queensland Library
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Well before Ray Lawler’s script Summer of the seventeenth doll hit the stage in 1955, there were many Australian playwrights who were tackling questions of Australian identity including Queensland’s own George Landen Dann. Dann (1904-77) grew up in Sandgate where he lived with his parents and two sisters, and attended the local primary school before winning a scholarship to attend Brisbane Grammar School. He became involved in local amateur dramatics, both performing and playwriting. His work came to prominence through his winning the Brisbane Repertory Theatre Society’s playwriting competition in 1931 with In beauty it is finished—a play that featured a ‘fallen’ woman who enters a relationship with a so-called ‘half-caste’ Aboriginal man. The work signalled several threads which would reappear in much of his work: Aboriginal issues, the burden of familial duty and responsibility, and the experiences of those on the margins of society.
Keyword Dann, George Landen, 1904-1977
Australian drama -- 20th century
Dramatists
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Other
Collection: UQ Library - Digitised Materials - open access
 
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