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Pioneer Players : The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson - Peter Fitzpatrick

Pioneer Players

The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson

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Published: 4th December 1995
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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. It is also about the dynamics of a marriage between two brilliant people, reflecting not only the patterns of gender relationships in their own time, but universal passions and strategies.

Prologue
Bohemia
Ormond
Emerald
Broadway
Bloomsbury
Various Stages
Mallacoota
Carlton
Hawthorn
Various Suburbs
Sydney
Hampton
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780521456449
ISBN-10: 0521456444
Series: Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 4th December 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.62