Event They Refuse to be Resurrected
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Venue New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Anglo-French Play Night
First Date 1 June 1940
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere No
Description a charming comedy, "They Refuse to be Resurrected" by N. K. Smith.The idea was slight. A dramatic author, preparing himself with a great flourish to write a play, was shown conjuring up once again that venerable trio of personalities, Pieriot, Harlequin and Columbine. They appeared unwillingly, and, although they spoke the words and went through the motions the author imparted to them, they had plenty to say to each other in trenchant asides, about their feelings of futility and fatigue. Yet the author had developed this tenuous material with abundant wit
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre One Act Plays
Name Function Notes
Kevin Collins Actor
Richard Hahn Actor
W Ewart Jago Actor
Mollie Parkes Actor
Frederick Hughes Director
N. K. Smith Playwright
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information four one-act plays, "The Imprisonment of the Du Barry," "They Refuse to be Resurrected," "The Woman Mary," and "Villa for Sale," will be presented at the Conservatorium
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper ANGLO-FRENCH PLAY NIGHT. (1940, June 1). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved May 20, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17684289
Event Identifier 137947